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Retrocecal Appendicitis Symptoms
When I woke this morning I could barely stand due to lower-right back pain but I ca now. I'm worried this could be retrocecal appendicitis. No fever.
RLQ pain: Most appendicitis is caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix. Common causes are fecoliths (small pieces of stool,) enlarged lymph within the organ, even tumor. The usual presentation is a vague pain in mid abdomen that moves to settle in right lower quadrant, associated with nausea, loss of appetite, and fever. Not diarrhea. Peaks to rupture in 24-72 hrs. Seek attention. Good luck. ...Read more
The early: Symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton ; then localizes to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen; some nausea, maybe with vomiting; and decreased appetite (anorexia). Early signs of appendicitis are abdominal tenderness that ultimately localizes to the rlq; there is discomfort with movement (e.g., the bumps in the road cause pain). ...Read more
RLQ pain, anorexia: Classic appendicitis symptoms are: pain that starts near the belly button and is crampy, and then moves to the right lower abdomen and becomes constant; and anorexia (not being hungry). Fever is common, and many have nausea. Most don't have vomiting or change in bowel habits. Symptoms can be atypical if the appendix is located somewhere other than the normal place (in the right lower abdomen). ...Read more
Pain, anorexia: The classic description: crampy pain that starts at the umbilicus (belly button) and over a few hours moves to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen and becomes constant; anorexia, or not being hungry; tenderness on physical examination at mcburney's point (in the right lower quadrant). Of course, symptoms can vary in different individuals. ...Read more
RLQ Pain (SAMEasMEN): The "classic" pt: vague abdominal pain that 'moves' to the right lower abdomen over ~24hrs, becoming constant, progressively worsening; decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever. Studies have shown that only 50% of patients have classic symptoms, making the diagnosis somewhat challenging. Ct scans have been very helpful for diagnosis in equivocal cases, but the radiation exposure is not trivial. ...Read more
If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (RLQ) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is RLQ tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or CT scan are increasingly used for Dx. ...Read more
Pain in right side: In young people, appendicitis usually begins as a vague discomfort around the belly button. It then slowly moves to the right lower abdomen area and slowly becomes more intense. Many people experience nausea and vomiting. However, appendicitis can be very tricky and sometimes appears with different symptoms depending on exactly where it is located on the right side. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more
My bf had and appendicitis and he thinks he might have an abcess. What are the symptoms? The consequences? What to do?
R/O APPENDICITIS: Appendicitis pain usually starts around the umbilicus then in a 24-48hr window settles in the RLQ. You need an EXAM/LABS. Also ABDOMINAL/PELVIC US. THIS WILL ALSO VISUALIZE FIBROIDS. IF SX ACUTELY WORSEN SEEK ER EVALUATION. THE SHRINKING FIBROID PAIN USUALLY IS NOT AS SEVERE AND LESSENS WITH TIME. APPENDICITIS PAIN USUALLY WORSENS, NECESSITATING SURGERY. ...Read more
Very similar.: Ruptured appendix starts off as appendicitis. Perforation also known as a rupture occurs when it's allowed to progress to end-state and hasn't been treated prior to that time. Patients with perforation may present with higher grade fevers and signs of sepsis, but this is not necessarily the case for every patient. It is hard to differentiate the two based on symptoms and physical examination ...Read more
Unpredictable: It is compelling reason to see a physician for sudden abdominal pain, early diagnosis is difficult in very young and old, in spite of better diagnostic tools. ...Read more
Had an appendectomy, but am currently experiencing the same symptoms as during my appendicitis. Not sure what to do.
See your surgeon....: Was your surgery recent? Pains or illness after surgery, especially after what was likely an emergency surgery for you, needs to be addressed by your surgeon. Contact your surgeon to ask questions & make an appointment for evaluation. However, if the surgery was more than several months ago, then see your primary doctor or go to an er to be evaluated. ...Read more
What is the emergency symptom for appendicitis and how do you prevent from it? I kind of having a little pain on my appendix but eventually go away
Does having a rectrocal appendix make it harder to diagnose appendicitis, are the symptoms any different than having your appendix in the correct spot?
Same symptoms: Appenicolith usually cause at either site andseen on x-ray. On inception, mucosa involved and symtoms referred peri-umbilical. When outer sera involved, pain localized to RLQ. If laparoscopic approach then retrocecal harderr to remove. Frequetly IV antibiotics used only unless perforation suspected.. ...Read more
Great question: It has to do with the way we perceive pain from our intestinal tract. Our skin senses pain in a very precise way to help us avoid hazards. The intestines send pain signals in a different way to the brain and in severe cases can cause the nausea and vomiting you described. ...Read more
Appendicitis: Appendicitis symptoms include: aching pain that begins around your navel and often shifts to your lower right abdomen, pain that becomes sharper over several hours, tenderness that occurs when you apply pressure to your lower right abdomen, sharp pain in your lower right abdomen that occurs when the area is pressed on and then the pressure is quickly released, there are many more symptoms. ...Read more
Appetite gone: Early is generally within the first 24 hours. Losing your appetite and a dull ache around the middle of the abdomen can happen. Sometimes nausea, vomiting or fever can happen early. Even pain of the right lower abdomen can happen early. The inflammed appendix may cause irritation of colon and bladder causing you to have diarrhea or frequent urination. ...Read more
Pain, anorexia: Classic appendicitis symptoms are: pain that starts near the belly button and is crampy, and then moves to the right lower abdomen and becomes constant; and anorexia (not being hungry). Fever is common, and many have nausea. Most don't have vomiting or change in bowel habits. Symptoms can be atypical if the appendix is located somewhere other than the normal place (in the right lower abdomen). ...Read more
If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is rlq tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or ct scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more
Symptom appendicitis: Appendicitis starts, progresses, with pain in lower right abdomen, fever and signs of infection. By 12 to 24 hours patients know something is wrong and get in to a health care facility. Surgeons remove the bad appendix, hopefully before it ruptures. Surgically cured! Recovery is about a week. Usually one or two days in hospital. Often performed laprascopically. ...Read more
Sudden pain begins on right side of the lower abdomen.
Sudden pain can begin around navel and often shifts to lower right abdomen. Pain worsens if cough, walk or make other movements.Nausea and vomiting,
loss of appetite, low-grade fever that may worsen as the illness progresses.Constipation or diarrhea sometimes
abdominal bloating. ...Read more
Pain & Fever: Appendicitis can present in many different ways (and many other conditions can present like appendicitis). The classic presentation of appendicitis is abdominal pain starting around the navel, moving to the right lower quadrant. This is often accompanied by a low grade fever (9-101f) +/- nausea or vomiting. Patients may be constipated or have diarrhea but bowel movements don't relieve the pain. ...Read more
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