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What is the very first symptom of appendicitis?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


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Can the first symptom of appendicitis be diarrhea?

Can the first symptom of appendicitis be diarrhea?

Yes: Yes, even though classical presentation starts with anorexia and periumbilical pain, diarrhea may be the first symptom, especially in children. ...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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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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Are spasms in the pelvis region a symptom of appendicitis?

Are spasms in the pelvis region a symptom of appendicitis?

Appendicitis: Appendicitis symptoms include: aching pain that begins around your navel and often shifts to your lower right abdomen, pain that becomes sharper over several hours, tenderness that occurs when you apply pressure to your lower right abdomen, sharp pain in your lower right abdomen that occurs when the area is pressed on and then the pressure is quickly released, there are many more symptoms. ...Read more

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Cloudy strong odour urine a symptom of appendicitis?

Cloudy strong odour urine a symptom of appendicitis?

Not usually: Buit it is a sign of dehydration and or urinary tract infection which can cause abdominal pain as will a ureteral calculus or kidney stone. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the difference symptom wise between appendicitis and burst appendix?

Very similar.: ruptured appendix starts off as appendicitis. Perforation also known as a rupture occurs when it's allowed to progress to end-state and hasn't been treated prior to that time. patients with perforation may present with higher grade fevers and signs of sepsis, but this is not necessarily the case for every patient. It is hard to differentiate the two based on symptoms and physical examination ...Read more

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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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