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Can early symptoms of appendicitis be present for a week?
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
Appendicitis generally evolves over 12-24 hours.
Either the diagnosis is made and the appendix is removed, or the appendix ruptures and other treatment ensues; the appendix may or may not be removed at a later date. Symptoms that persist for a week are unlikely to be related to appendicitis, but should still be evaluated. See your doctor.

In brief: Not really
Appendicitis generally evolves over 12-24 hours.
Either the diagnosis is made and the appendix is removed, or the appendix ruptures and other treatment ensues; the appendix may or may not be removed at a later date. Symptoms that persist for a week are unlikely to be related to appendicitis, but should still be evaluated. See your doctor.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: May be
Appendicitis usually develops quickly but inflammation associated with or precipitated by viral infection of lymphoid tissue or inflammatory disease of the intestine may be present for a few days prior to the appendicitis becoming manifest.

In brief: May be
Appendicitis usually develops quickly but inflammation associated with or precipitated by viral infection of lymphoid tissue or inflammatory disease of the intestine may be present for a few days prior to the appendicitis becoming manifest.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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