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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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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

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Appendicitis (Definition)

Of the appendix. It generally starts with plugging of the appendiceal lumen with inflammation building up behind it. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea/vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


Dr. Tracy Berg
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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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Symptoms of appendicitis.

Symptoms of appendicitis.

Ok: Pain from appendicitis can be midline, rlq, llq or back, or pelvic depending on the location intra abdominal . Or retroperitoneal. May start central and gradually move to rlq. Anorexia, nausea and sometimes vomiting. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
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What are the first warnings or symptoms of appendicitis?

What are the first warnings or 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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Dr. Jon Krook
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What are symptoms of appendicitis?

What are symptoms of appendicitis?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain that starts in the center of your abdomen and moves down to your right lower quadrant is "classic" for appendicitis. Unfortunately, appendicitis rarely presents classically. Sometimes it is accompanied with a fever and nausea, but not always. You have to have abdominal pain to have appendicitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Can early symptoms of appendicitis be present for a week?

Can early symptoms of appendicitis be present for a week?

Not really: Appendicitis generally evolves over 12-24 hours. Either the diagnosis is made and the appendix is removed, or the appendix ruptures and other treatment ensues; the appendix may or may not be removed at a later date. Symptoms that persist for a week are unlikely to be related to appendicitis, but should still be evaluated. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of appendicitis?

What are the causes and symptoms of appendicitis?

Causes not: Really known. Usually starts with discomfort around the navel that localizes to the right lower quadrant and and becomes more severe. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of appendicitis last?

Days: Appendicitis is an acute illness which leads to rupture if not treated within days of it's onset. Once in a blue moon, the body will seal off the rupture, leading to a prolonged low-level infection that can "simmer" for weeks; however, most people have so much pain prior to rupture that they seek out medical attention before this can occur. ...Read more

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