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Other Conditions Mimic Appendicitis
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a lap appendectomy on 10/11/14. It started with naval pain and now mimics original appendicitis symptoms. Don't know where to start?
Can kidney stones mimic the same symptoms of appendicitis? I got blood dream and WBC is normal and they think it's kidney stones.
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 (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.
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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are many causes of abdominal discomfort, most are benign, such as gastroenteritis, colic or gastritis. On occasion this can be due to other reasons such as stones, kidney or gallstones; or from inflammation, such as pancreatitis. Infections such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, urinary tract infections can occur. Gynecologic reasons can give pain, rarely malignant masses can cause pain. Read more
I have pain near my belly button extending to my right hip, nausea, chills, lethargy. What should I do? Any other conditions besides appendicitis?
Some thoughts...: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually R lower quadrant), colitis, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "moderate pain", more than mild pain, may need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which would need surgery. Read more
Abdominal Pain: There are many different symptoms. The classic presentation is that of generalized abdominal pain, followed by nausea and vomiting along with fever and chills. The reality is that patients report a multitude of different symptoms. The main complaint is abdominal pain that just doesn't go away after 6 hours. If you are awakened by abdominal pain, and it doesn't go away, see a doc! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute inflammation: The appendix is connected to the large intestine - appendicitis is when the appendix opening is blocked, causing increased pressure and then pain, usually as mid-abdominal pain. As the wall of the appendix stretches and the blood flow decreases, bacterial infection and inflammation causes irritation and the pain localizes to the area around the appendix. The risk is rupture, causing peritonitis. Read more
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