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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or 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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What is reactive appendicitis?

What is reactive appendicitis?

From surroundings : When the infection is not from with in the appendix is from surrounding tissues like pelvic infection etc then called reactive appendicitis and not a true appendicitis. ...Read more

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How is appendicitis treated now?

How is appendicitis treated now?

Surgical Removal: There is a growing body of literatures that supports medical (antibiotic) treatment for appendicitis. This literature is mainly from europe, and is a reflection of their particular medical system. The issue is that appendicitis is definitively treated by surgical intervention (appendectomy) with minimal risk. However, some cases of appendicitis can be cured by antibiotics with a failure rate. ...Read more

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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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Can appendicitis pain come and go?

Appendix pains more: Appendicitis pain should increase over 24-48 hours if that is the source of pain. Appendicitis occurs when blockage of the appendiceal lumen occurs. As the mucus and IgA are secreted from the appendix is blocked you feel the pain. If the blockage remains the pain worsens. Stool usually blocks it. See your doctor and they will help you. We dedicated our lives to help so call. Be well. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis pain come and go?

Can appendicitis pain come and go?

Some doctors believe: That chronic or relapsing appendicitis exists in a small percentage of patients, but it is almost always an acute problem. If you have appendicitis-like pain that comes and goes, then it could be caused by other conditions such as crohn's ileitis, meckel's diverticulitis, ovarian cyst, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, or even cancer, so have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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What is the cause of appendicitis?

What is the cause of appendicitis?

Unknown: Appendicitis can occur from infancy into the very elderly. I am not aware of any causes for appendicitis. One medical site lists the most common age group for appendicitis is ages 10-30. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have appendicitis?

How to tell if I have appendicitis?

Sxs: Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. Things which are jolting like walking or coughing can increase the pain. You likely don’t feel like eating if you have appendicitis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have appendicitis?

How to know if I have appendicitis?

Appendicitis usually: causes pain in the upper abdomen and then moves to the right lower quadrant. You will usually lose your appetite, and you may have a fever. If you experience symptoms such as this, please see your doctor for immediate evaluation. They may order an ultrasound or CT scan to see if your appendix is inflamed. ...Read more