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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)

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


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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?

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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Is it possible to have appendicitis with no symptoms? I've felt cramping on my right side but it comes & goes, not at all severe. Lower back discomfor

Is it possible to have appendicitis with no symptoms? I've felt cramping on my right side but it comes & goes, not at all severe. Lower back discomfor

No: It always causes symptoms. Usually the pain is severe enough to bring the patient to the emergency room and is often accompanied by fever, anorexia, nausea and vomiting. Much less commonly the appendicitis may subside on it's own(sub-acute appendicitis). ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as acute appendicitis? What r symptoms? I have no fever, occasional nausea, no rebound pain, near constant pain r side, 2 days.

Is there such a thing as acute appendicitis? What r symptoms? I have no fever, occasional nausea, no rebound pain, near constant pain r side, 2 days.

Yes acute appendicit: Pain, nausea, anorexia, fever, tenderness in right lower abdomen are the classic signs and symptoms. Retrocecal appendicitis may show little of these until late, often after rupture. You should get evaluated, by your primary, the er or a general surgeon with possible need for ct for persistent pain. ...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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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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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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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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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 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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