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I am having abdominal pain and no doctor can figure it out. Could it be mesenteric lymphadenitis?

Abdominal pain. There are many things that it could be unfortunately. Abdominal pain is always difficult if it isn't something very obvious. It could be mesenteric lymphadenitis but that should be temporary only and should resolve on its own. Keep seeing a doctor until they have a chance to figure this out. Read more...
Grasping@Straws. It could be, as well as any of 100's of different diagnoses. There is nothing more frustrating than having chronic pain and no diagnosis. If you have been working with only one doctor, it may be a good idea to get a second opinion--both gastroenterologists and general surgeons have a lot of experience helping people navigate thru this problem. Good luck! Read more...

Will mesenteric lymphadenitis cause abdominal pain in the belly button region?

Yes. Mesenteric adenitis pain often begins around the belly button and in some cases moves down and towards the right hip mimicking the pain of appendicitis. That's why the wise surgeon says "i don't know if you have appendicitis but I do know that your appendix has to come out.". Read more...

How can you tell the difference between appendicitis or mesenteric lymphadenitis?

They can be similar. Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph nodes in the membrane that attaches your intestine, or bowel, to your abdominal wall. Mesenteric lymphadenitis usually results from an intestinal infection. Unlike appendicitis, however, mesenteric lymphadenitis is seldom serious and clears on its own. Read more...
Ct scan. Usually a ct scan is done, and, assuming the appendix is visualized, there is usually a marked swelling of the appendix i. Appendicitis and not ml. Read more...

Appendicitis or mesenteric lymphadenitis, what to do?

Use antibiotics. Scan of theabdomen can tell whether there is an abscess around the appendix or an appendicolith which would would indicate an inflammatory process in the appendix. If there is no evidence of perforation and white count stable one can attempt to control the picture with antibiotics only. Read more...

What are appendicitis and mesenteric lymphadenitis?

Remove vs resolve. Appendicitis starts, progresses, with pain in lower right abdomen, fever and signs of infection. Surgeons remove the bad appendix, hopefully before it ruptures. Surgically cured! mesenteric lymphadenitis, different but not easy to tell. Patients feel poorly, pain in the same area, fevers, not as severe or acute as appendicitis. Patients often get an appendectomy, but have benign pathology. Read more...

Teen w mesenteric lymphadenitis 2x past year. This time 6 wk. High ANA, low tot protein, persist abd pain mod to severe. Hi wbc, lo rbc. Hi mpv. Ideas?

You need a good doct. The first step is to find out your diagnosis.Unless you give us the actual values of your labs, we can not make sense of your multiple lab abnormalities. A good internist can help you sort it out better. A second opinion may help if the first one has left you unsatisfied. Read more...