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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)

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


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How is appendicitis diagnosed? Is nausea & rebound pain always present?

How is appendicitis diagnosed? Is nausea & rebound pain always present?

No: It's the big picture. "a three-legged dog is still a dog." nausea usually but not always; rebound pain only if the peritoneum's involved. ...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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Could appendicitis always cause rebound pain/tenderness?

Could appendicitis always cause rebound pain/tenderness?

I don't know if it: Absolutely always causes rebound pain - but it is a classic finding. ...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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How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

How severe is an albumin of 5.4?  Please describe severity of symptoms?  Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more

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Ive expierienced most of the appendicitis symptoms like Loss of appetite pain in lowerright abdomen, abdominal pain is it likely Id have appendicitis?

Ive expierienced most of the appendicitis symptoms like Loss of appetite pain in lowerright abdomen, abdominal pain is it likely Id have appendicitis?

Appendicitis: It is unlikely you have appendicitis....appendicitis has some other symptoms.....also if appendicitis it could get worse by now....it also could be just related to your ovulation too.....it could be lymphadenopathy....urological issue etc.....so if percists....contact your doctor please ...Read more

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Ovary or unusual symptoms of appendicitis?

Ovary or unusual symptoms of appendicitis?

Unclear question: Disorders of the appendix and ovary can have overlapping symptoms. If you suspect either, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does appendicitis present itself as a sudden, dull ache?

Does appendicitis present itself as a sudden, dull ache?

Maybe: It can for sure, but this symptom is not conclusive for appendicitis. If the pain is not improving, you should see your doctor or go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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What triggers acute appendicitis when someone already has chronic appendicitis?

Obstruction: If you have the diagnosis of chronic appendicitis you should have an appendectomy. The appendix has no function and can only lead to an acute issue. Acute appendicitis is caused by an obstruction usually secondary to a fecalith or an inflamed lymph node. Occasionally it can be infected secondary to a tumor. ...Read more

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I have intermittent right abdominal discomfort usually relieved after bowel movement, is this symptoms of appendicitis?

No: Appendicitis is not intermittent. You'll also have fever and chills with it. You may have irregular bowel though. Talk to your physician to start evaluation. ...Read more

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Can fibroid shrinking cause acute pain, appendicitis symptoms ?

Can fibroid shrinking cause acute pain, appendicitis symptoms ?

R/O APPENDICITIS : Appendicitis pain usually starts around the umbilicus then in a 24-48hr window settles in the RLQ. You need an EXAM/LABS. Also ANDOMINAL/PELVIC US. THIS WILL ALSO VISUALIZE FIBROIDS. IF SX WORSEN ACUTELY WORSEN SEEK ER EVLAIATION. ...Read more

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Symptoms: bloating, sharp left pelvic pain, nausea, diarrhea, constipation. What could this be?

Symptoms: bloating, sharp left pelvic pain, nausea, diarrhea, constipation. What could this be?

Pelvic pain: Many different things can give you those symptoms. Diverticulitis, colitis, colon polyps, adhesions/obstruction, ovarian cysts, less likely cancers can all give you left pelvic pains. If this is recurrent or has lasted more than a couple days i would see a surgeon or gynecologist asap. They will be able to examine, take a good history, obtain images or obtain a colonoscopy that will help. ...Read more

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Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?

Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?

Abd pain/Abn CT: Not sure if i completely understood your questions. If you have chronic abdominal pain with alternation in bowel movement, and given the abnormal ct, you should have a colonoscopy to assure you do not have crohn's disease. ...Read more

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Why is vomiting a natural symptom of appendicitis?

Why is vomiting a natural symptom of appendicitis?

Great question: It has to do with the way we perceive pain from our intestinal tract. Our skin senses pain in a very precise way to help us avoid hazards. The intestines send pain signals in a different way to the brain and in severe cases can cause the nausea and vomiting you described. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis present itself as chest pain?

Typically no: Appendicitis can masquerade as multiple abdominal pain complaints. It is not typically associated with chest pain in presentation. There are many kinds of conditions which cause chest pain that are not cardiac in origin. Appendicitis is typically not one of them. Chest pain needs to be evaluated, and appendicitis is a serious surgical condition. Seek medical attention for further evaluation. ...Read more