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What other common or serious conditions mimic appendicitis?

What other common or serious conditions mimic appendicitis?

Several: Crohn's small bowel disease illeal lymphadenitis meckel's diverticulitis tubal disease in females diverticulitis pelvic inflammatory disease gonorrhea kidney stone on right many other items. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is appendicitis in children common?

Is appendicitis in children common?

It is : Quite common. And sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose, especially in young children who cannot give an accurate history or cooperate with a physical exam. Take your child to pediatrician if you suspect appendicitis. ...Read more

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Why is appendicitis so common in America?

Early diagnosis: Appendicitis is diagnosed when epigastricdistress shifts to the RLQ of the abdomen. A CAT scan can reveal the appendix and whether there is inflammation or a calculus and if necessary surgery is perfomed stat. In European countries use of CAT is limited and immediate surgery probably with signs of peritonitis ...Read more

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What are the most common signs of appendicitis?

What are the most common signs of appendicitis?

The early symptoms: Of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton and 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). ...Read more

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What are the common risk factors for appendicitis?

What are the common risk factors for appendicitis?

Youth, time, genes,: Most commonly occurs ages 10-30, but can occur any age. Cystic fibrosis a risk factor. More common with low fiber intake; more common in males; more common october to may (go figure); after some viral infections (which may be more common in the wintertime), some bacterial or parasitic infections (like amoeba); family history of appendicitis. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of appendicitis?

Typical symptoms: Sudden pain begins on right side of the lower abdomen. Sudden pain can begin around navel and often shifts to lower right abdomen.Pain worsens if cough, walk or make other movements.Nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite,low-grade fever that may worsen as the illness progresses.Constipation or diarrhea sometimes abdominal bloating. ...Read more

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How long does it take for appendicitis pain to get severe?

How long does it take for appendicitis pain to get severe?

It depends: It depends on how your body reacts to infection but as a rule it should get severe very quickly like within 6-12 hours. ...Read more

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How to tell if these are symptoms common for appendicitis?

How to tell if these are symptoms common for appendicitis?

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. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting appendicitis? How common is it?

About 8 %: about 8% of people will developed appendicitis with a peak incidence between 10-30 years of age. ...Read more

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If appendicitis is so common, why is so little known about it?

What do you mean: What do you mean so little is known about it? It is common and we know quite a bit about it. What are you asking? ...Read more

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Why do some people consider appendicitis as a serious condition?

It is!: Left alone it can be lethal. Delayed treatment can be very dangerous or lethal due to infection, peritonitis, sepsis etc. When identified early, surgery is curative and low risk. ...Read more

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I think I have appendicitis. What are common symptoms and causes of this?

Pain,Fever,Nausea: Usually appendicitis presents with nausea and/or vomiting, pain that typically starts around your belly button and moves to the right lower quadrant, fever, and loss of appetite. However, there are atypical signs and symptoms in which the appendix is retrocecal. ...Read more

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While appendicitis can happen at any age, is it more common in children than adults?

While appendicitis can happen at any age, is it more common in children than adults?

Yes it is: Appendicitis is most common from the ages of around 6 or 7 to 21. You are correct, it is more common in kids. I have removed inflamed appendixes from a 10 month old and an 85 year old. It can happen any time. ...Read more

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If appendicitis is so common why is there no known way to prevent it?

If appendicitis is so common why is there no known way to prevent it?

Appendicitis: That something is common and problematic does not make it any more preventable. There have been considerable efforts in the past and currently to try to prevent appendicitis. Presently nothing is completely effective. Maintaining optimal health for now is your best bet. ...Read more

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How common is appendicitis and what is treatment?

Appendicitis: Appendicitis is most common in the 2nd & 3rd decades of life -- especially in 10-19 year olds, males more than females. Actual incidence is 233/100, 000 population. There is a fairly large differential diagnosis, which your doctor will work through first. Most patients with acute appendicitis are treated surgically -- an appendectomy is the gold standard of care. ...Read more

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Why is vomiting a common symptom of appendicitis?

Why is vomiting a common symptom of appendicitis?

Inflammation: Appendicitis is caused by infection and inflammation of the appendix in the abdomen. This inflammatory process irritates the abdomen, including the stomach. It also releases multiple proteins and enzymes in the blood that can be nauseating and therefore cause vomiting. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis cause just dull pain or is it always severe?

Can appendicitis cause just dull pain or is it always severe?

Yes It Can: Appendicitis can cause dull pain, typically starting around the umbilicus and then down to the right lower part of the abdomen. However, it does not always present in the typical form as mentioned. If pain persists in the abdomen,, I would advise you to seek medical review in ER Hope you get well soon ...Read more

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I have the same symptoms as appendicitis. But the severe pain is on my left side. Does this mean I have appendicitis?

I have the same symptoms as appendicitis. But the severe pain is on my left side. Does this mean I have appendicitis?

Get medical Ckup: Any abdominal pain if it persists beyond a few hours is of serious concern especially if it is associated with nausea/vomiting or fever. If the pain is persistent and severe, you should head to the ER to find out the cause. Appendicitis is still a possibility despite the location of the pain but the pain has to be pretty severe to consider this as a likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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