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What Makes Your Appendix Bad
Unknown: A common element for many cases of appendicitis is obstruction of the opening, through which it connects with the rest of the intestinal tract(we often find stone-like material upstream from rupture points);however, this is not a universal finding nor do we understand why these appendicoliths form. My guess is that there are many factors that contribute to it developing considering how common it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does it mean when you can't diejest your food right &can't pass your gas &you feel backed up &your lower side of your stomach hurts really bad?
Maybe nothing but...: Taken together, your symptoms suggest a potentially sluggish gut. This may reflect autonomic dysfunction, inflammation, infection, gynecologic issues/pregnancy, even a bladder infection. Irritable bowel syndrome also has to be considered. Some simple testing and a physical exam should help answer your question and define what treatment is appropriate. ...Read more
Pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
MAY cause bowel perf: Just like a 'ruptured appendix' is bad, so is a perforated bowel from diverticulitis. If the bowel contents (stool, bacteria) gets out of the intestine and into the 'body cavity' it can cause near-fatal peritonitis, sepsis (blood infection), shock , and eventual death. It is better to remove the appendix and/or the diverticular abcess before 'it's too late!'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle contractions: Vomiting reflex is controlled by two units in the brain medulla--one receives nerve impulses from the GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only the GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, &taste. Now find & treat the GI &/or brain pathology your vomiting apparatus responds to. ...Read more
Usually not: Chest discomfort may occur with asthma especially during a bad asthma attack. Treating the the asthma usually resolves the chest discomfort. If you have persistent pain especially with productive cough, fever, etc. you may need treatment for bronchitis or pneumonia. Also, you should get a check up for other causes of chest pain if it is happening at times when you don't have an asthma attack. ...Read more
Mental health: It means that you do not understand what the feelings in your body are or represent. It represents to me if you cannot relate after being told nothing is wrong by your doctor that you may have a mental health problem. ...Read more
Starts as mild pain : But gets worse with time. Usually 1-2 days duration and starts in the peri umbilical area and radiates to the right lower quadrant. The pain is also constant. It may be associated with nausea, vomiting, fevers and decrease appetite. Appendix is a small organ and can only stay inflammed for a while before it ruptures. If you have any suspicion you need to seek immediate attention. ...Read more
Eat low sat fat diet: Do the best you can with eating low saturated fat diet, and exercising. Modest alcohol intake can decrease the LDL (bad cholesterol), one to two beers per day, for example. If the LDL remains very elevated, and you have other risks for getting heart disease, a statin medication might be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe infection or..: If you are having pain there for days/wks now, likely epididymitis--inflammation from trauma or infection. If rather sudden and severe pain, could be torsion of the testis and it is an emergency--go to er. If u are a rider, u could have a nerve compression/irritation called saddle-neuropathy from sitting/riding too much. If bothersome, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Borborygmi: Borborygmi is a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines. This can often occur when there is no food and you are hungry, as sometimes they are called hunger pangs. This is normal. ...Read more
Related or Not: Your complaints are most likely 2 separate problems. The bottom of the stomach pain could mean that you have a distal stomach or duodenal inflammation or ulcer which could be caused by some medication you took. The vaginal pain could be related to some pathology in your vagina which can be discovered by a speculum examination by your doctor. It could be a cyst, infection or pelvic endometriosis. ...Read more
Why would drinking alcohol EASE my stomach.. If my stomach is weak the acids should make it worse (right?) but it always makes me feel better. Why?
Be careful: Although alcohol may make you feel better "subjectively" due to the euphoric effects of alcohol, it can damage the lining of the stomach. This can lead to problems which include inflammation of the stomach, or gastritis. Alcohol abuse can also increase the risk of developing small intestine cancers and mouth cancer. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have bad lower stomach cramps for minutes non stop and it's makes your lower back hurt & makes you want to cry and not move?
Menstrual cramps: in order to answer this accurately we will to know under which circumstances do you get the cramps. Menstrual cramps, for instance, can be very painful with pain radiating to the lower back. This happens because the contraction of the uterus which is located lower in the abdomen (pelvis). Occasionally, cramps associated with gas can be very painful as well. See your doctor for more information. ...Read more
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