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Right Side Spasm Feels Like Maybe Intestinal Spasm What Does Appendicitis Feel Like
Common symptoms: Ppendicitis usually starts with nausea and vomitting, peri umbilical pain and then moves to the r lower abdomen. That is the classic book symptoms. All patients are different. See your doctor or a surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
See your doc: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
I've had recurring SX of appendicitis over 12 months, CT scan WO contrast showed diverticulitis and thickened bowel. But pain on right lower side. Dx?
Sporadic sharp pain in right side in line w/armpit, 3" above waist, felt more when coughing, quick turns, bowel straining. Appendicitis? Muscular?
Doesn't sound: Like appendix. Muscle spasms a possibility if you have strained yourself. If it continues see your pcp. ...Read more
My right side of abdomen feels weird and I also have pain around my belly button. I thought it was appendicitis but I'm not having bowel movements.
Your symptoms may be due to appendicitisTypical pain of appendicitis starts from around the belly button and than gets settled in rt lower abdomen. And no bowel movement and loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting is common
If concerned about Appendicitis which is a surgical emergency and is diagnosed by typical history&physical exam&blood count.Imaging some time done to confirm diagnosisCAT SCAN/ULTRASO ...Read more
I had a laparoscopic appendectomy for my appendicitis in early october of 2017, I have healed very well but I have noticed that after I have a bowel movement I get a sharp pain on my lower right side where my appendix was.
Can chronic appendicities cause rib pain like pain on my ribs or can that be due to my right sided intestine inflammation?
Yes: Any process occurring in the abdomen could potentially lead to referred pain to adjacent structures, so the rib pain may be from appendix. The pain could also be due to a different process, such as fracture or inflammation from the appendix. Have you spoken to your doctor about the pain? Have you had a recent chest x-ray or other diagnostic imaging? Do you have fever? Have you had recent labs? ...Read more
POSSIBLY: Appendicitis usually presents as a vague pain around the navel and mid-abdomen, which then progresses to right lower quadrant over 12 to 24 hours. Some patients might perceive the pain as a cramp, or spasm. Diarhea is usually not associated, but loss of appetite is. Certainly, as the disease progresses, fever can develop. Good luck. ...Read more
Just had surgery for appendicitis only had one bowel movent in 3 days little movement only feel blocked what can I do to help?
Post-op: It can take the bowels some time to return to normal speed of functioning. You can help by drinking lots of fluids, eating a high fiber diet, and making sure that you are walking. A stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium) for a couple of days can also help. If your symptoms are not improving, if you start having increased abdominal pain, or you begin to vomit let your surgeon know immediately. ...Read more
My son was diagnosed with appendicitis the results of it. He had an abscess on his pelvis blocking his bowel and bladder will he hve any future health?
Abcess appendix: Sorry to hear about your little gut. While his immediate recovery may take a bit longer because of rupture, there is usually not much else long term that could be problematic. Sometimes there is a bit more scar tissue in the area from a ruptured appendix. Which could make child a bit more prone to obstruction down the road, but if good surgical technique and debridement done, unlikely! ...Read more
What should I do I think I have appendicitis because I have all the symptoms I have a lot of pain and I have the urge to make a bowel movement and it does not ever come out
I had an appendectomy yesterday because of appendicitis. I just now had a bowel movement and it is dark green. Could appendicitis be why it is green?
NO: Dark green indicates rapid passage of succus entericus through the colon, probably due to pre op irritation ...Read more
How can inflammatory bowel disease cause appendicitis? My friend had appendicitis and his doctor said it was probably because of his ibd. If appendicitis is an infection, how can ibd cause it?
I have intermittent right abdominal discomfort usually relieved after bowel movement, is this symptoms of appendicitis?
Tenderness near naval but not appendicitis I have bowel movements easy and frequently but it only hurts when I push down been going on for 5-6 months?
I have on & off right abdominal dscomfort for a month relieved after bowel movement & now I have low grade fever for 2days, is this mild appendicitis?
How can one person have appendicitus, intestinal malrotation and gallbladder disease all at once?
Odds are small but..: In medicine, there is an old adage: "if it can happen, it will happen." you are describing an implausible but possible scenario. ...Read more
I have severe abdominal spasm like pain that just started out of no where and radiating to my back what could be the problem?
See your doctor!: There are many potential causes for this discomfort, some may be relatively benign, but some can be very serious. A doctor needs to see, exam, and test you to figure out which is which. The diagnoses can range from ulcers, gall bladder disease, pancreatitis, to major blood vessel problems. Do not dawdle and hope it will go away, because the more serious possibilities are time sensitive. ...Read more
Abdominal spasm: Abdominal spasm = involuntary contractions of muscles in digestive tract which propels food through it. ...Read more
Abd spasm: Not sure exactly what is meant by abdominal spasm. Could be issue with spasm of the muscle of the abdomen wall. Could be issue with "spasm" of intestine or colon. Many things can cause "abdominal spasm". That description (if from your healthcare provider) means they are not sure what is causing your symptoms, but feel it is most likely not serious. Continue to monitor symptoms & see doctor ...Read more
Bowel antispasmodics: The treatment of intestinal spasm depends upon the cause of the spasm. If there is no significant underlying organic disease then bowel spasm may be treated with dietary manipulation, probiotics, fiber, or medications including bowel antispasmodics such as dicyclomine. ...Read more
Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic. Your physician or a gastroenterologist will take a thorough history, perform a complete examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. In the meantime follow a bland, fat free diet and take mylanta after meals to prevent gas buildup. ...Read more
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