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What other conditions can mimic appendicitis? 8 days abdominal pain low right back pain low appetite constant nausea feel full all time lost 8 lbs

What other conditions can mimic appendicitis? 8 days abdominal pain low right back pain low appetite constant nausea feel full all time lost 8 lbs

RLQ pain: Kidney infection, stones, ovarian problems, other bowel issues, musculoskeletal pain. What you describe is potentially very severe and needs a thoughtful thorough evaluation soon. Go and see your family doctor. If cannot get in quickly go to an ER. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


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What other common or serious conditions mimic appendicitis?

What other common or serious conditions mimic appendicitis?

Several: Crohn's small bowel disease illeal lymphadenitis meckel's diverticulitis tubal disease in females diverticulitis pelvic inflammatory disease gonorrhea kidney stone on right many other items. ...Read more

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I have IBS and it can mimic appendicitis symptoms well. How can I tell if it is appendicitis or just an IBS attack? Thank you.

I have IBS and it can mimic appendicitis symptoms well. How can I tell if it is appendicitis or just an IBS attack? Thank you.

IBS vs appy: Appendicitis is an infection which grows in size (and therefore pain) over the course of several hours and maybe even a day. Pain is usually epigastric then becomes more localized in the right lower quadrant. It is often associated with n/v and a fever. ...Read more

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Can IBS mimic appendicitis; lower right abdo pain and nausea? If yes, why? Does IBS affect the appendix area? CT showed thickened transverse colon

Can IBS mimic appendicitis; lower right abdo pain and nausea? If yes, why? Does IBS affect the appendix area? CT showed thickened transverse colon

IBS and colon: Colon thickening needs you to follow up with a gastroenterologist to get this checked and even biopsied. Irritable bowel symptoms usually improve with change in diet and taking probiotics. Keep me posted on the follow up with gastro. ...Read more

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Can IBS mimic appendicities ?

Different: IBS (irritable Bowel Syndrome) is characterised by a pattern of abdominal pain / bloating with bouts of constipation or diarrhoea that has been present for many months. Appendicitis is serious and presents intially as pain around the belly button, increasing in intensity over a couple of days, typically becoming a severe pain in the right lower part of your abdomen. See a Dr to make a diagnosis ...Read more

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Which other conditions would cause similar symptoms of appendicitis?

Many conditions: Mesenteric adenitis, crohn's ileitis, meckel's diverticulitis, ovarian cyst rupture, pelvic infections, cecal diverticulitis, foreign body perforation, cholecystitis, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, perforated ulcer, volvulus, cancer. Or just regular gastroenteritis, a stomach ache. That is why you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any other guy conditions that can be confused with appendicitis?

Is there any other guy conditions that can be confused with appendicitis?

Many: There is an excellent volume by cope called the diagnosis of the acute abdomen which has an excellent discussion of almost all the possible conditions which can present in similar fashion. ...Read more

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Is there any other conditions in women that can be confused with appendicitis?

Is there any other conditions in women that can be confused with appendicitis?

Many: The appendix is located in the right-lower abdomen, often very close to the right ovary and fallopian tube. Any process that causes pain in this region can be confused with appendicitis, including a ruptured ovarian cyst, ovarian torsion, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, etc. By taking a history, examination, lab tests, +/- ct of the abdomen or ultrasound, we can often make the dx. ...Read more

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