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Perforated Gangrenous Appendicitis
It depends: Some people get better within a few days, others take a few weeks. Everyone is different. ...Read more
Had gallbladder, out the old way out in may 2013, due to stones and it was gangrenous - how long would that have taken for this to occur?
Hmmmm: Few days to turn infected gallbladder to gangreene gallblader given the right condition. But luckily, the body does a good job at controlling and containing the infection at the gallbladder site. Glad you got over this serious problem. ...Read more
I was in the ER and needed lifesaving emergency surgery had a gangrenous gallbladder what would have happened if nobody was there to give consent?
Why are blood work high after having a gangrenous gallbladder remove 3 weeks ago and I still have jaundice?
I had emergency surgery for a strangulated hernia had to remove 2 inches small bowel do to gangrenous. I I am 3 weeks into recovery I am eating well bu?
Question cut off: Please resubmit & include a clear & specific question. P.S I hope you are doing better. ...Read more
My dad is 91 with Parkinson's & recently had a stroke and has a gangrenous toe. Which is less painful, dying from gangrene or having an amputation?
Had gangrenous gallbladder lap removed 5 weeks ago. Have pain under right lung when I breathe deeply. Dr. Says recovery takes longer. Yes? Other reason?
RUQ pain: Pain with respiration could be from the lung lining (pleura) rubbing against the same on the chest wall or some peritoneal (abdominal cavity lining) inflammation. If you are not doing better or other symptoms are present - fever, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, cough, etc, you may need to have those addressed and further work up done. If subsiding and no other symptoms, wait and see. ...Read more
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
Exceptionally rare.: 99.9% of the time, inflammation of the appendix will lead to rupture within 2-4 days if left untreated. "chronic" appendicitis represents the very rare patient whose appendicitis resolves without treatment, only to recur at a later time. Nevertheless, if I were to evaluate someone with chronic abdominal pain, this would be very low on my "differential diagnosis". ...Read more
See your doctor: It's unsafe to self diagnose or let your family and friends fill the role of a doctor - even if they have had appendicitis. Although many patients report nausea, anorexia and frequently right lower abdominal pain with appendicitis, there are many variables that will change your clinical presentation. It is a common problem with an usually simple surgical solution - don't take a chance. ...Read more
Start of pain: Is usually located around the umbilicus or in upper mid abdomen. Then it goes to right lower area. This is because, at the start, the main problem is cramping in the appendix and the nerves go to the small intestines. As the inflammation progresses, it causes local irritation in the right lower quadrant, where it induces pain. ...Read more
Rare: Very unusual. Usually with appendicitis you have around 24 hours from the onset of pain until the appendix ruptures. Once it ruptures, the pain is so severe it gets evaluated and fixed. There is chronic appendicitis, but it is less understood. Mild pain that comes and goes and sometimes it does last months or even years. This is not usually seen prior to surgery. Usually seen months later. ...Read more
See your Dr: Appendicitis usually will cause pain in your right lower abdomen, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and fever. Problem is, there are a number of other problems with similar symptoms, and ocassionally appendicitis will present with pain in the back, or lower in the pelvis depending on where your appendix actually is. If you are concerned, see your dr. ...Read more
No, you should. ..: See your doc. The early symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton and then localizes to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen; some nausea, maybe vomiting; and decreased appetite. Early signs of appendicitis are tenderness that ultimately localizes to the rlq; there is discomfort with movement (e.g., the bumps in the road cause pain). ...Read more
Rebound pain: Appendicitis begins in the lining of the appendix and has the associated pain referred to the unbilicus. One has a feeling of nauseau with the pain slowly shifing from the unbilicus to the right lower quad. When pressure is exerted there and suddenly release this is the rebound tenderness seen with appendicitis. At WBC should be performed and possibly an abdominal x ray for an appendicolith. ...Read more