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What Cause Your Appendix To Flare Up
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
Delay in diagnosis: Appendicitis is medical emergency that requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. Left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to peritonitis, serious inflammation of the abdominal cavity's lining (the peritoneum) that can be fatal unless it is treated quickly with strong antibiotics. ...Read more
Paleo diet/low carb: The best way to improve colitis is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs). Avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation Low carb foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take vitD3 10k IU/day. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appendicitis: The appendix gets infected after a piece a stool, a so-called appendicolith, gets stuck within the opening of the appendix. This causes a blockage and the bacteria that lives in the bowel starts to overgrow. This causes the appendix to get inflamed and eventually infected. ...Read more
Stone and blockage: Fecoliths are calcified fecal material in appendix. Sometimes it obstructs the appendix causing appendicitis.Imaging with ct and ultrasound now detects smaller appendicoliths that are not obstructing in people without appendicitis. Usually size of lith in association with obstruction, inflammation and infection. ...Read more
What would cause severe abdominal pain after intercourse? Very similar to cramps. Causing the urge to want to throw up.
I have Diverticulosis in the splenic flexure it continues to spasm and cause pain causing air to back up in my transverse colon. What can I do?
Diet, fiber, fluids: "diverticulosis" is a condition where the colon has small outpouchings (diverticuli) of the colon lining that can get plugged up and infected causing symptoms."diverticulitits" is an inflamation of these divertiuli of the colon. There are antibiotics can cure the infection but not the diverticuli. Surgery to remove the section of colon "diverticuli" will often cure the disease. ...Read more
No: No, this is not possible. Acute appendicitis can lead to rupture in some cases. Appendicitis can be caused be a blockage of the lumen/lining most likely be a fecalith. This leads to secondary inflammation/infection, called acute appendicitis. Vomitting cannot cause rupture of the appendix; however, vomitting can be a sign of appendicitis or a ruptured appendix. ...Read more
Large goiter what could be causing my levels to keep going up and the meds not to work. Could you please give me some examples of what may cause this?
I don't: Know what levels you're referring to and what meds don't work. A goiter is often associated with an underactive thyroid which is easy to treat with appropriate amounts of daily brand name T4 replacement. The goiter will generally not enlarge further after that. An medical exam, other lab and an an ultrasound are indicated at least initially. Check w/your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frank Blood?: Per Mayo Clinic, possible reasons for coughing blood include: chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, cystic Fibrosis, pneumonia, abscess of lung, emphysema,pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, parasitic infections. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/coughing-up-blood/basics/causes/sym-20050934 ...Read more
How fast could an inflammatory arthritis flare up come on and how quickly could it resolve? Thank you
Talk with doctor: You should be in contact with your doctor by phone if you are in pain or bleeding. Going to the er should be a joint decision, unless you are experiencing extreme uncontrollable pain or other unusual or concerning symptoms. ...Read more
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