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Exceptionally rare.: 99.9% of the time, inflammation of the appendix will lead to rupture within 2-4 days if left untreated. "chronic" appendicitis represents the very rare patient whose appendicitis resolves without treatment, only to recur at a later time. Nevertheless, if i were to evaluate someone with chronic abdominal pain, this would be very low on my "differential diagnosis". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Sometimes: When performing exploratory surgery based on the presumption of acute appendicitis, we usually remove the appendix even if it looks normal. This is because it may still be inflamed, which can be determined by looking under the microscope. Furthermore, whatever caused the pain may recur; the next time we will know it's not appendicitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor: It's unsafe to self diagnose or let your family and friends fill the role of a doctor - even if they have had appendicitis. Although many patients report nausea, anorexia and frequently right lower abdominal pain with appendicitis, there are many variables that will change your clinical presentation. It is a common problem with an usually simple surgical solution - don't take a chance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peri umbilical : Pain with nausea/vomiting, followed by right lower quadrant abdominal pain with tenderness and guarding and low grade fever are classic symptoms. But few cases present with typical symptoms. Only an experienced clinician is qualified to evaluate each case of possible appendicitis, and frequently even these doctors need a ct scan to be sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain: Appendicitis can start with mild pain around the belly button. The pain worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly a fever. The pain usually moves toward the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Bouncing or jolting will often make the pain worse. Appendicitis can have varying presentations. If you have severe abdominal pain it is best to get to er. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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