Appendicitis

What is Appendicitis?

Inflammation of the appendix - an appendage at the junction of small and large intestines.Presents as fever, right lower quadrant abdominal pain and so on.Operation and removal is often necessary.

Questions and answers on "Appendicitis"

what are the symptoms of appendicitis?
The pain is on the left side but is seems to be going away

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Appendicitis pain is mostly on the right side

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have read your query with diligence.

The common symptom of appendicitis is abdominal pain. This pain is mostly on the right lower side of the abdomen rather than the left.

Also, the pain does not subside...

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What are the symptoms of Appendicitis ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Pain abdomen, Fever and Vomiting.

Detailed Answer:
Hi...
Welcome to HCM.
Thank you for the query.

Appendicitis is inflammation of Appendix. It usually presents with pain(mostly on right side of abdomen), Vomiting and Fever.
It is more commonly seen in young adults and elderly....

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Can appendicitis disappear on its own ? or did my appendix burst as pain has reduced

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Answer given below

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

If the appendix bursts, the symptoms will worsen and not improve.
Appendicitis can sometimes get better on its own.
In your case, it was not confirmed whether the pain...

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What are the systems of appendesitis?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
If any doubt about appendicitis please see emergency room

Detailed Answer:
Dae

Dear patient, symptoms of appendicitis are pain in the right lower side of the abdomen. However, since appendicitis can also cause atypical symptoms, if there is any doubt a doctor in a nearby ER needs to...

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Can you have appendicitis that comes and goes. I have been having really bad pain in my back and stomach and the pain in my stomach is localized around the navel area. pain gets very intense for a couple of days and then goes away for a couple of days

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Yes, the appendicitis pain can come and go. If left untreated, it might cause severe complications including sepsis.

I suggest to run to ER as soon as possible. If appendicitis is confirmed (by physical examination and blood tests), surgery is the only permanent solution. A course of...

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Just wondering if Avelox can treat Appendicitis , is some cases ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Avelox is a broad-spectrum antibiotic meaning that it is active against a range of bacteria. These bacteria can be the cause of serious infections in the abdomen and can arise from a perforated appendix following appendicitis. Therefore, Avelox can be used in...

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My boyfriend has had signs of an appendicitis and his doctor even thought that was the problem when he checked it out. However, he had a CT scan and it proved to be negative. He continues to have pains periodically (sharp and constant for short periods of time). Is there anything else that could masquerade itself as an appendicitis?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

While the clinical diagnosis may be straightforward in patients who present with classic signs and symptoms, atypical presentations may result in diagnostic confusion and delay in treatment. Helical computed tomography (CT) and graded compression color Doppler...

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What is the difference between Functional dyspepsia and appendicitis ?? How can it be diagnosed ? Wht are the symptoms fr both ?? Will u hav gnawing pain in case of appendicitis ??

doctor1 MD

Hi,

1. Dyspepsia refers to indigestion in simple terms. We classify it as functional dyspepsia when no specific organ cause is found to explain the symptoms. On the other hand appendicitis refers to inflammation of the appendix which happens due to obstruction, infection and so on.

2. Dyspeptic...

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It is possible to have appendicitis that does not so up on a blood test? I have been in a lot of pain in my lower abdomen, the doctors thinks it is either polycystic ovaries, or appendicitis. I have to wait for a ultrasound, bit in the mean time I am unable to work due to the pain. Can I have any other tests, or could it be anything else?
thanks

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
If I were you treating doctor for this case of severe pain in the lower abdomen right side ( not mentioned in query , if pain is on left side than rule out appendicitis)., I would come up with these possibilities, these includes,
1 Appendicitis ,...

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Recent questions on  Appendicitis

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My 15 year old daughter just found a small lump on the right side of her neck just below her ear. Last week she went to the emergency room due to excessive vomiting and dehydration. They ran several tests to rule out Mono and Appendicitis. Those two test came back negative, however, a reading of the CT scan of her ABD (w/out contrast) showed a slightly enlarged spleen. Her WBC was a little over 17,000. She seems fine otherwise. The lump is sore when it is pressed on.

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