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Is appendicitis pain different from a stomach ache pain?

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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Early appendicitis can be difficult to separate from run of the mill stomach ache however it quickly increases in severity and locates to the right lower abdomen.
It also hurts when moving around.

In brief: Depends

Early appendicitis can be difficult to separate from run of the mill stomach ache however it quickly increases in severity and locates to the right lower abdomen.
It also hurts when moving around.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes (and no)

Appendicitis is a cause of abdominal pain.
It may begin as a typical 'stomach ache' but soon changes (w/in 24hrs) into a very different kind of pain: sharp, constant, progressively-worsening, well-localized typically to the right lower abdomen. Left untreated, it will typically lead to rupture within a day-or-two. This is an emergency and requires emergency (room) evaluation.

In brief: Yes (and no)

Appendicitis is a cause of abdominal pain.
It may begin as a typical 'stomach ache' but soon changes (w/in 24hrs) into a very different kind of pain: sharp, constant, progressively-worsening, well-localized typically to the right lower abdomen. Left untreated, it will typically lead to rupture within a day-or-two. This is an emergency and requires emergency (room) evaluation.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It can start centrally then may move to the right lower quadrant.
It can be associated with nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and pain with walking. Younger children may refuse to walk and want to be carried.

In brief: Yes

It can start centrally then may move to the right lower quadrant.
It can be associated with nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and pain with walking. Younger children may refuse to walk and want to be carried.
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