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How would you describe appendicitis pain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Becomes severe

Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval.
The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. Things which are jolting like walking or coughing can increase the pain. See below.

In brief: Becomes severe

Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval.
The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. Things which are jolting like walking or coughing can increase the pain. See below.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
You likely don’t feel like eating if you have appendicitis. As appendicitis progresses you could experience nausea, vomiting, loose bowel movements, constipation, a fever or chills.
Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: The early ...

symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton ; then localizes to the right lower quadrant (RLQ) of the abdomen; some nausea, maybe with vomiting; and decreased appetite (anorexia).
Early signs of appendicitis are abdominal tenderness that ultimately localizes to the RLQ; there is discomfort with movement (e.g., the bumps in the road cause pain).

In brief: The early ...

symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton ; then localizes to the right lower quadrant (RLQ) of the abdomen; some nausea, maybe with vomiting; and decreased appetite (anorexia).
Early signs of appendicitis are abdominal tenderness that ultimately localizes to the RLQ; there is discomfort with movement (e.g., the bumps in the road cause pain).
Dr. Charles Breaux
Dr. Charles Breaux
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Dr. Creighton Wright
May also impact right leg movement due to psoas irritation and pain.
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