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Signs Of Appendix Pain
Could you tell me if the opposite of the appendix or on the left side hurts is it a sign of appendicitis?
Probably not: The appendix is normally located in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, so that is where the pain & tenderness localize in appendicitis. Only very rarely is the appendix located on the left side, such as in situs inversus or intestinal malrotation; appendicitis is such a case would cause left-sided pain/tenderness. Colon or left tubo-ovarian problems might be considered with left-sided pain. ...Read more
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
Depends: Appendicitis is highly variable and is very different for each person. For some people the abdominal pain begins all over the abdomen region and then over several hours or a day the pain moves to the right lower abdomen. Others may get pains that move toward the right lower back, and others can have a ruptured appendix with little warning. Everyone is different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stool: Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Sometimes the appendix may have small firm stool ("appendicolith")that can irritate and cause pain mimicking appendicitis i.e.Right lower abdomen , tender to pressure, occasionally nausea. These may go on to full blown appendicitis or just occasionally cause pain. Then there are all the other causes of pain outside the appendix- ovary, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why Would U Want To?: While the risks of surgery are very low, we never operate unless there is a sound clinical reason. Why would you want this? ...Read more
I have minor pain near my appendix but no other symptoms of appendicitis. What could i have? Besides appendicitis?
NO: The differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain includes: appendicitis, kidney stones, pneumonia, ovarian problems, adenitis ( inflammed nodes, ) meckle's diverticulitis, colonic diverticulitis, crohn's disease, and urinary infection. An evaluation is needed to pinpoint the diagnosis. ...Read more
Interesting question: I once removed an appendix on a patient who was going to sail around the world for two years, a healthy young male. His reasoning was that the only thing that can go wrong, aside from accidental injuries, is acute appendiciits, and he did not want to get sick in a strange uncivilized location. ...Read more
Generally, no: Intractable pain is chronic and unrelenting without or with a source. Appendix pain can be "chronic" but usually becomes identified as a source with testing and examination and can be resolved with treatment. ...Read more
I have no appendicitis symptoms except it does hurt when I press on or near my appendix its not excruciating Ive had this pain for 24 hours now?
Appendicitis?: If you have right lower quadrant pain which is worse when pressing on it, it could be appendicitis. Appendicitis doesn't always present classically, and pain thresholds among people vary greatly. A ruptured appendix can become life-threatening. If you have RLQ pain & tenderness you should seek contact your on-call physician or seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Eventually, yes: The classic picture is a stomach ache, crampy type feeling with nausea and sometimes vomiting, a lack of hunger and possibly chills or low fevers followed by a migration of pain to the rt lower abdomen where it becomes constant burning hot, sharp and very painful to the touch.. Any little jarring, a cough , a sneeze or someone bumping you is extremely painful, it may be hard to stand upright. ...Read more
The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more
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