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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)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...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?

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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I think I have appendicitis. What are common symptoms and causes of this?

I think I have appendicitis. What are common symptoms and causes of this?

Pain, Fever, Nausea: Usually appendicitis presents with nausea and/or vomiting, pain that typically starts around your belly button and moves to the right lower quadrant, fever, and loss of appetite. However, there are atypical signs and symptoms in which the appendix is retrocecal. ...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

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

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

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My bf had and appendicitis and he thinks he might have an abcess. What are the symptoms? The consequences? What to do?

My bf had and appendicitis and he thinks he might have an abcess. What are the symptoms? The consequences? What to do?

See surgeon: Pain, fever. Chills. Nausea. An abscess will continue to grow till it ruptures and causes peritonitis which could lead to death. ...Read more

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Can constipation be symptoms of appendicitis?

Can constipation be symptoms of appendicitis?

Not the usual: Pain, low grade fever, white cell WBC increase, worsening and localizing pain, right leg pain or limitation due to inflammation on psoas muscle etc are more common.
With perforation abscess, obstruction can occur -not really constipation in my thinking. ...Read more

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Can the first symptom of appendicitis be diarrhea?

Can the first symptom of appendicitis be diarrhea?

Yes: Yes, even though classical presentation starts with anorexia and periumbilical pain, diarrhea may be the first symptom, especially in children. ...Read more

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Cloudy strong odour urine a symptom of appendicitis?

Not usually: Buit it is a sign of dehydration and or urinary tract infection which can cause abdominal pain as will a ureteral calculus or kidney stone. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can fibroid shrinking cause acute pain, appendicitis symptoms?

Can fibroid shrinking cause acute pain, appendicitis symptoms?

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

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What's the difference symptom wise between appendicitis and burst appendix?

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

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After starting symptoms of appendicitis, how long till the appendix ruptures?

After starting symptoms of appendicitis, how long till the appendix ruptures?

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

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How long is an appendix patient typically sick before symptoms of appendicitis?

How long is an appendix patient typically sick before symptoms of appendicitis?

Hours to a day: Inflammation of the appendix may be present only a few hours before becoming clinically apparent. ...Read more

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Have appendicitis-like symptoms but pain and fever reduced. Is this probably a bug?

Who knows?: Appendicitis can be life threatening. If your symptoms are of recent onset and include fever & abdominal right lower quadrant pain, then the safest bet is to have a doctor's urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been having symptoms of chronic appendicitis, and I was wondering, what would make it acute appendicitis?

Inflammation: The obstruction may be complete and get infected, causing more inflammation, swelling, lymphadenitis and even perforation and peritonitis. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Why is vomiting a common symptom of appendicitis?

Why is vomiting a common symptom of appendicitis?

Inflammation: Appendicitis is caused by infection and inflammation of the appendix in the abdomen. This inflammatory process irritates the abdomen, including the stomach. It also releases multiple proteins and enzymes in the blood that can be nauseating and therefore cause vomiting. ...Read more

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Why is vomiting a natural symptom of appendicitis?

Why is vomiting a natural symptom of appendicitis?

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

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Are spasms in the pelvis region a symptom of appendicitis?

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

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Can appendicitis symptoms come and go?

Usually not: Because appendicitis is acute problem. But there are rare cases of recurrent appendicitis. If your symptoms are intermittent, more likely causes are other GI problems such as crohn's ileitis. Get to a doctor for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of appendicitis?

What are early symptoms of appendicitis?

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

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What are the early symptoms of appendicitis?

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 main symptoms of appendicitis?

What are the main symptoms of appendicitis?

Main symptoms appedi: The main symptoms of appendicitis are
1 pain in abdomen starting in middle and settling in lower rt of abdomen
2nasea vomiting
3 loss of appetite
4 fever
5 constipation. ...Read more

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Appendicitis: similiar symptoms, what to do?

Appendicitis: similiar symptoms, what to do?

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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What are some of the symptoms of appendicitis?

What are some of the symptoms of appendicitis?

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

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What is the very first symptom of appendicitis?

Abdominal pain: May be mild, increase, move to right lower abdomen and focus and intensify
loss of appetite, nausea and occ vomiting may also be early and confuse with gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of appendicitis?

Typical symptoms: 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

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Can you please list specific symptoms of appendicitis?

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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What are the main symptoms of appendicitis and when to worry?

What are the main symptoms of appendicitis and when to worry?

Pain & fever: Persistent pain in right lower side, fever, sometimes cramping, nausea-may have atypical symptoms if appendix is behind colon (retro cecal) or pregnant with baby pushing colon out of usual position. If this apples to you, go see a doc! ...Read more

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What where your symptoms that you feel with early appendicitis?

Pain: Classic symptoms are pain around navel area, which then migrates to the right lower quadrant. Sometims low grade fever and nausea with voimiting are also common. ...Read more

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Symptoms of appendicitis. I'm in a rural area. What should I do?

Go to hospital: Abdominal pain, fever both of which can become worse with complications. If you suspect you have appendicitis, go to and emergency room asap, or better yet, call 911 for help. ...Read more