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Self Test For Appendicitis
Appendectomy: The only foolproof method of diagnosing appendicitis is to surgically remove the appendix. We may suspect appendicitis based on symptoms & exam findings; a ct of the abdomen can be very helpful in certain cases. However, when suspected, it is best to remove the appendix rather than wait for rupture to occur. ...Read more
Yes: If you have acute abdominal pain and a fever, go the emergency room or your doctor and they will examine you and take a blood test. When they push on your abdomen, they will look for a "rebound" sign or if you have tenderness on the right. If the doctor thinks you have appendicitis, they will order a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis which is extremely sensitive at detecting acute appendicitis. ...Read more
I was told last nite I possibly had appendicitis they sent me home all my tests were normal but the pain and nausea are still there what do you recom?
Call your MD: I would say that unless something was missed on the cat scan, that you may want to either call the hospital about your concern, call your family doctor, or go back. I would also suggest that you ask to see a surgeon before leaving this time. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Usually not unless: It is acute appendicitis, which it doesn't sound like if you had pain for 8 weeks. A more accurate modality would be imaging tests, such as ultrasound or ct. But these are diagnostic tests too and they have their limits. Ask your doctor or surgeon what do to now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you get appendicitis on purpose. Don't worry I'm not going to do it. I would never make my self sick. I wanna be doctor?
I have been having pain the last 8 weeks, can a blood test rule out appendicitis, can you have pain for dat long on and off wit appendix?
It would be unusual for pain lasting 8 weeks to be from appendicitis. This could be due to constipation, irritable bowel or other GI or gyn related issues.
You can and should have a routine set of labs and follow up with your pcp and GI doctor if the pain has been for that period of time. ...Read more
I thought I had appendicitis so I made a urine test, still not out. What other diseases can show in that test other than appendix? Or is it only appe
That's just wrong: Please forgive me. Maybe I misunderstood. Neither scientific urinalysis or any "pop" test you do on your urine at home has any role in the diagnosis of real appendicitis. Please be more discerning. There's even a cruel internet prank that directs women to self-diagnose pregnancy using home chemical -- totally made up. If you're sick, get with your physician. ...Read more
Had numerous tests drs unsure what's wrong possibly chronic appendicitis. Should I pursue and see surgeon or drop since pains mild started in oct 2012.?
Can normal ultrasound of Appendix along with repeated normal blood tests over days rule out appendicitis?
Appendicitis: Appendicitis classically starts as pain around belly button, migrating to the right lower abdomen. Nausea starts before the pain if present, not hungry, and the pain is worse with movement. Symptoms progress over 24-36 hours. Not everyone has classic presentation. Symptoms longer than 48 hours suggest no appendicitis. Best test is ct scan. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appendicitis pain 5 days, ER gave me ultrasound and blood tests. Said no sign of appendicitis. Pain continues. Positive McBurney. Appendicitis likely?
Common appy imitator: In general, the new CT scanners are very good at picking up appendicitis. There is another fairly common condition called mesenteric adenitis which present almost exactly like appendicitis but it's usually due to a virus and resolve on its own. Again, in general, if your lab work is normal and the CAT scan is normal appendicitis extremely unlikely ...Read more
I have been suffering with symptoms of appendicitis for 6 years and all test have shown nothing other than minimal elevation in white blood cells. And?
Chronic appendicitis: Without knowing what your symptoms are and what tests were performed to rule out appendicitis, it is difficult to know how to advise you. You might be best off with a full consult from Healthtap prime, especially if you have copies of the tests that have been performed. Happy to help if you do. ...Read more