since march 2012, I've been having on & off symptoms of appendicitis, the first time it happened, the doctor I was under whilst I was in hospital wanted to remove my appendix but decided against it after getting sent for a CT scan, which showed an inflamed appendix, but not enough to be removed.
my symptoms include:
- generalised stomach pain
- pain which shifts towards my lower right side of my abdo after onset of pain.
- extreme nausea.
- lack of appetite
- abdo tenderness, worse on release of pressure
- worse on movement
- more recently a fever
whenever whatever this is, has flared up my white blood count has been raised & so has my inflammation marker. i'm currently on my 4th flare up since it started.
Appendicitis is swelling or inflammation of the appendix, a small pouch attached to the proximal part âof the colon. Appendicitis is one of âthe most common causes of emergency abdominal surgery, and âusually occurs due to appendicular blockage due to feces, infection or âforeign objects, etc.â
The onset of appendicitis can occur anytime. It can occur within 24 hours or take a few days to present with all the symptoms. â
The symptoms of appendicitis can vary. Appendicitis causes pain that typically begins around your ânavel and then shifts to your lower âright abdomen. Appendicitis pain typically increases over a period âof 12 to 18 hours and eventually becomes very severe. Other âsymptoms that can be seen include - âFever, chills, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and tremors. â
As mentioned in your history and your lab findings, it appears that you may be having a chronic appendicitis and you may benefit by consultation with your doctor, who can decide on the line of treatment after proper physical assessment.
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