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How fast can appendix pain start?

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In brief: Depends

Appendicitis is highly variable and is very different for each person.
For some people the abdominal pain begins all over the abdomen region and then over several hours or a day the pain moves to the right lower abdomen. Others may get pains that move toward the right lower back, and others can have a ruptured appendix with little warning. Everyone is different.

In brief: Depends

Appendicitis is highly variable and is very different for each person.
For some people the abdominal pain begins all over the abdomen region and then over several hours or a day the pain moves to the right lower abdomen. Others may get pains that move toward the right lower back, and others can have a ruptured appendix with little warning. Everyone is different.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Camil Sader
Surgery
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In brief: Typically Quick

Appendicitis usually starts with generalized pain in the top part of the abdomen migrating to around the belly button then eventually settling in the right lower abdomen.
This process takes 1-12 hours with exceptions. Associated symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fevers, chills, sweats, loss of appetite, weakness... Seek medical attention as soon as possible to rule out appendicitis.

In brief: Typically Quick

Appendicitis usually starts with generalized pain in the top part of the abdomen migrating to around the belly button then eventually settling in the right lower abdomen.
This process takes 1-12 hours with exceptions. Associated symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fevers, chills, sweats, loss of appetite, weakness... Seek medical attention as soon as possible to rule out appendicitis.
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
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In brief: Hours.

Usually one feels a stomach ache type feeling with nausea and maybe vomiting.
Like a stomach flu. And then within hours it moves to his/her fight lower abdomen. It becomes severe and any movement, cough, sneeze etc makes it worse. (peritonitis. ) can rupture if not removed in the next 12-24 hours.

In brief: Hours.

Usually one feels a stomach ache type feeling with nausea and maybe vomiting.
Like a stomach flu. And then within hours it moves to his/her fight lower abdomen. It becomes severe and any movement, cough, sneeze etc makes it worse. (peritonitis. ) can rupture if not removed in the next 12-24 hours.
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