Appendicitis - how do you know it's not it?
Posted 22 October 2007 - 09:17 AM
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The best news I've heard in 3 years. Well, except for maybe the recent US Election. So basically, an appendix infection or whatnot, whether chronic or accute, would not cause these pains which also occur randomly in the left side?
But one thing is for sure, once localized, appendicitis pain won't move around like IBS pain.
So 3 years pretty much counts me out, then. But what of this "grumbling"/chronic appendicitis deal?
Also worth-noting is that the longest time that I am aware of before accute appendicitis becomes fatal (i.e., the appendix burst, and abdomenal cavity lining infected, which eventually leads to lethargy, abdomenal numbness, etc) is 2 weeks. So if your lower right pain has persisted for a longer time, then it's most probably not your appendix.
This is certain? Because that's even better news than the last lot... If you can confirm this, it's full reassurance for me and I can relax... Heh. I can live with my IBS. I've learned to. I can live damn happily. But what I can't live with is the recurring fear of being rushed to hospital in agonizing pain when I could stop it. I kept feeling like my doctors were ignoring the possibilities of "chronic" appendicitis because it's all contraversial and everything.http://www.irritable...o...in From IBS^ Can anybody confirm if this page is reliable?
One important thing about chronic appendicitis is, however, there is no report to my knowledge of patients being constipated or having diarrhea when it's still "chronic." If later on when it develops further even silently, people usually have nausea or vomitting accompanied by fever and then they become unable to pass gas (indicating an obstruction). But they won't have C or D or gas problems.
Because, er, this describes the EXACT thing that I get, I mean it's an absolutely perfect description of my problem when it's at it's worst, but no doctors have told me that low right pain is common, etc.
Where do people most commonly get pain caused by IBS?The pain is usually in the abdomen, mostly in the lower right corner, which your doctor will call your ‘right iliac fossa’. This is where the caecum – the first part of the large bowel – is found. The small intestine opens into the caecum, and the caecum is frequently distended. This is probably why it is a common site for pain. The nine regions of the abdomen: Right Left hypochondrial hypochondrial Right Left lumbar lumbar Right Left iliac fossa iliac fossa. Almost as frequent is pain in the left lower corner, the left iliac fossa. This area overlies the sigmoid colon, just above the rectum. It is here that you hold your stool prior to defecation. This area often goes into spasm, and often becomes distended as a result of constipation.