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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
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
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 IBS mimic appendicitis; lower right abdo pain and nausea? If yes, why? Does IBS affect the appendix area? CT showed thickened transverse colon
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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