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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.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more


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Common symptoms of appendicitis?

Common symptoms of appendicitis?

RLQ pain: Most appendicitis is caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix. Common causes are fecoliths (small pieces of stool,) enlarged lymph within the organ, even tumor. The usual presentation is a vague pain in mid abdomen that moves to settle in right lower quadrant, associated with nausea, loss of appetite, and fever. Not diarrhea. Peaks to rupture in 24-72 hrs. Seek attention. Good luck.

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What are symptoms of appendicitis?

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.

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

Need doctor to check: Lower right abdominal pain can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain worsens over time, with fever coming on). Other possible causes of pain include... if one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side. Having gas may or may not be related to such discomfort (lactose intolerance causes gas). A hernia, etc., can cause pain.

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis.

What are the symptoms of appendicitis.

Fever, abd pain, no: Fever, low grade temp, lack of appetite. Pain gets worse in right lower quadrant and worse when sudden movement, and vomiting.

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Can appendicitis symptoms come and go?

Can appendicitis symptoms come and go?

Usually not: Because appendicitis is acute problem. But there are rare cases of recurrent appendicitis. If your symptoms are intermittent, more likely causes are other GI problems such as crohn's ileitis. Get to a doctor for a definite diagnosis.

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What are early symptoms of appendicitis?

What are early symptoms of appendicitis?

Appetite gone: Early is generally within the first 24 hours. Losing your appetite and a dull ache around the middle of the abdomen can happen. Sometimes nausea, vomiting or fever can happen early. Even pain of the right lower abdomen can happen early. The inflammed appendix may cause irritation of colon and bladder causing you to have diarrhea or frequent urination.

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Could appendicitis symptoms come and go?

Could appendicitis symptoms come and go?

Not usually: Not usually if process represents acute appendicitis. Entity of chronic appendicitis has mild sympromts, and individuals with chronic appendicitis often become used to the abdominal pain and discomfort. In addition. Diagnosis I sometimes missed or delayed because the symptoms of chronic appendicitis can be similar to other GI disorders including constipation and diarrhea.

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How long do symptoms of appendicitis last?

How long do symptoms of appendicitis last?

Usually: The symptoms are of 24-48 hours of worsening abdominal pain, pain moving into right lower abdomen, nausea sometimes with vomiting ; fever, abdominal pain may get worse with movement or walking.

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What are the early symptoms of appendicitis?

Pain, anorexia: Classic appendicitis symptoms are: pain that starts near the belly button and is crampy, and then moves to the right lower abdomen and becomes constant; and anorexia (not being hungry). Fever is common, and many have nausea. Most don't have vomiting or change in bowel habits. Symptoms can be atypical if the appendix is located somewhere other than the normal place (in the right lower abdomen).

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What are the main symptoms of appendicitis?

What are the main symptoms of appendicitis?

Main symptoms appedi: The main symptoms of appendicitis are 1 pain in abdomen starting in middle and settling in lower rt of abdomen 2nasea vomiting 3 loss of appetite 4 fever 5 constipation.

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Appendicitis: similiar symptoms, what to do?

Appendicitis: similiar symptoms, what to do?

If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is rlq tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or ct scan are increasingly used for dx.

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What are the symptoms of having appendicitis?

What are the symptoms of having appendicitis?

RLQ ABD Pain: The "classic" pt: vague abdominal pain that 'moves' to the right lower abdomen over ~24hrs, becoming constant, progressively worsening; decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever. Studies have shown that only 50% of patients have classic symptoms, making the diagnosis somewhat challenging. Ct scans have been very helpful for diagnosis in equivocal cases, but the radiation exposure is not trivial.

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Can you tell me the symptoms of appendicitis?

Can you tell me the symptoms of appendicitis?

The early: Symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton ; then localizes to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen; some nausea, maybe with vomiting; and decreased appetite (anorexia). Early signs of appendicitis are abdominal tenderness that ultimately localizes to the rlq; there is discomfort with movement (e.g., the bumps in the road cause pain).

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How long do the symptoms of appendicitis last?

How long do the symptoms of appendicitis last?

Days: Appendicitis is an acute illness which leads to rupture if not treated within days of it's onset. Once in a blue moon, the body will seal off the rupture, leading to a prolonged low-level infection that can "simmer" for weeks; however, most people have so much pain prior to rupture that they seek out medical attention before this can occur.

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What are the symptoms of? Having appendicitis?

What are the symptoms of? Having appendicitis?

RLQ ABD Pain: The "classic" pt: vague abdominal pain that 'moves' to the right lower abdomen over ~24hrs, becoming constant, progressively worsening; decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever. Studies have shown that only 50% of patients have classic symptoms, making the diagnosis somewhat challenging. Ct scans have been very helpful for diagnosis in equivocal cases, but the radiation exposure is not trivial.

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What are some of the symptoms of appendicitis?

What are some of the symptoms of appendicitis?

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.

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What is the very first symptom of appendicitis?

Abdominal pain: May be mild, increase, move to right lower abdomen and focus and intensify loss of appetite, nausea and occ vomiting may also be early and confuse with gastroenteritis.

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What are appendicitis symptoms in women over 40?

What are appendicitis symptoms in women over 40?

Right sided pain: No mater what age you are, you will have pain in right lower side of your belly. Fever chills nausea and vomiting may be present.