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Can you have mild appendix pain for 5 days? Normal Lab tests and US. Still have SX. No fever. Only positive was mild UTI. But no UTI SX. Only appendix

Can you have mild appendix pain for 5 days? Normal Lab tests and US. Still have SX. No fever. Only positive was mild UTI. But no UTI SX. Only appendix

Unlikely: Most of the time (99.9%) appendicitis is 24-48 hours before it gets so bad that patients feel the need to see a doctor. If it's been 5 days and you labs are normal, it's 99.9% you do not have appendicitis. ...Read more

Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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Light Spotting 12 days after RIGHT SALPINGO-OOPHORECTOMY and having lower right mild pain (appendix resection done as well) ?

Light Spotting 12 days after RIGHT SALPINGO-OOPHORECTOMY and having lower right mild pain (appendix resection done as well) ?

Surgery follow up: Some irregular spotting often occurs when one undergoes surgery. This can be stress response. You should follow up with the doctor who did your surgery to address your pain and make sure all is normal ...Read more

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How does appendix pain begin?I have a mild pain around my lower abdon thats getting better after passing gas.is this appendix pain?

Unlikely: This is not likely to be pain from the appendix. Appendix pain would not get better after passing gas. This pain probably is caused by the distension of the colon from the gas. Try avoiding gas producing foods like beans, broccoli, cabbage or dairy (if you have lactose intolerance). If pain persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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How fast can appendix pain start?

Depends: Appendicitis is highly variable and is very different for each person. For some people the abdominal pain begins all over the abdomen region and then over several hours or a day the pain moves to the right lower abdomen. Others may get pains that move toward the right lower back, and others can have a ruptured appendix with little warning. Everyone is different. ...Read more

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Can appendix pain be considered intractable pain?

Can appendix pain be considered intractable pain?

Generally, no: Intractable pain is chronic and unrelenting without or with a source. Appendix pain can be "chronic" but usually becomes identified as a source with testing and examination and can be resolved with treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the appendix besides appendicitis?

Stool: Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Sometimes the appendix may have small firm stool ("appendicolith")that can irritate and cause pain mimicking appendicitis i.e.Right lower abdomen , tender to pressure, occasionally nausea. These may go on to full blown appendicitis or just occasionally cause pain. Then there are all the other causes of pain outside the appendix- ovary, etc. ...Read more

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Can pain in your appendix area definitely mean appendicitis?

Can pain in your appendix area definitely mean appendicitis?

NO: The differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain includes: appendicitis, kidney stones, pneumonia, ovarian problems, adenitis ( inflammed nodes, ) meckle's diverticulitis, colonic diverticulitis, crohn's disease, and urinary infection. An evaluation is needed to pinpoint the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why does we suffer appendicitis?. What ises the use of appendix?

Vestigial Organ: Currently, the appendix appears to have no use at all. It may have had a function in millennia past, but now only sits there and makes some of us sick. There is a meckel's diverticulum, remnant of the embryonic vitelline duct. Maybe the appendix is related to that. Appendicitis is when it becomes inflamed because it gets blocked by something, often a calcified piece of poop. ...Read more

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Describe the pain of the appendix when you have appendicitis constant?

Describe the pain of the appendix when you have appendicitis constant?

Eventually, yes: The classic picture is a stomach ache, crampy type feeling with nausea and sometimes vomiting, a lack of hunger and possibly chills or low fevers followed by a migration of pain to the rt lower abdomen where it becomes constant burning hot, sharp and very painful to the touch.. Any little jarring, a cough , a sneeze or someone bumping you is extremely painful, it may be hard to stand upright. ...Read more

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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more