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How do I know if appendicitis?

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In brief: See your doctor

It's unsafe to self diagnose or let your family and friends fill the role of a doctor - even if they have had appendicitis.
Although many patients report nausea, anorexia and frequently right lower abdominal pain with appendicitis, there are many variables that will change your clinical presentation. It is a common problem with an usually simple surgical solution - don't take a chance.

In brief: See your doctor

It's unsafe to self diagnose or let your family and friends fill the role of a doctor - even if they have had appendicitis.
Although many patients report nausea, anorexia and frequently right lower abdominal pain with appendicitis, there are many variables that will change your clinical presentation. It is a common problem with an usually simple surgical solution - don't take a chance.
Dr. George T Tsai
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Right lower abd pain

Most people with appendicitis have pain that starts near the belly button, then moves to the right lower abdomen.
It can feel crampy or constant. Many people lose their appetite; some are nauseous. Fever may or may not be present. If the inflamed appendix is near the bladder, there may be urinary symptoms.

In brief: Right lower abd pain

Most people with appendicitis have pain that starts near the belly button, then moves to the right lower abdomen.
It can feel crampy or constant. Many people lose their appetite; some are nauseous. Fever may or may not be present. If the inflamed appendix is near the bladder, there may be urinary symptoms.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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