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Doctor insights on: Retrocecal Appendicitis Symptoms

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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.

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.

Possible, not likely: much more common though, musculoskeletal versus kidney stone. For the last you will see quite a change in your urine color. If spiking fever, getting nauseated or worsening pain let your doc know. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Common symptoms of appendicitis?

Common symptoms of appendicitis?

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

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Can you tell me the symptoms of appendicitis?

Can you tell me the symptoms of appendicitis?

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

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What are appendicitis symptoms in women over 40?

What are appendicitis symptoms in women over 40?

Right sided pain: No mater what age you are, you will have pain in right lower side of your belly. Fever chills nausea and vomiting may be present. ...Read more

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What are specific symptoms of appendicitis in a guy?

What are specific symptoms of appendicitis in a guy?

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

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What are the very specific symptoms of appendicitis?

What are the very specific symptoms of appendicitis?

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

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in women usually?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis in women usually?

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

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How to tell if these are symptoms common for appendicitis?

How to tell if these are symptoms common for appendicitis?

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

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How can I tell if I have appendicitis? What are the symptoms?

See below: Appendicitis starts as a crampy pain near the umbilicus. After 6-24 hours it localizes to the right lower part of the abdomen and gets progressively worse. Many other conditions can mimick appendicitis. ...Read more

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Ovary or unusual symptoms of appendicitis?

Ovary or unusual symptoms of appendicitis?

Unclear question: Disorders of the appendix and ovary can have overlapping symptoms. If you suspect either, please see your doctor. ...Read more