What does it feel like to have Appendicitis?

This may be of little interest, or may already have been done, but I wondered if anyone on here would be willing to describe their own appendicitis?

We all know the classic textbook history, but patients don't read textbooks, and they also don't use medical, precise language.

OHCM suggests a lifetime incidence of 6%, so Meducation must have a few doctors or medical students who can accurately describe the pain of appendicitis.

How did you feel? What associated symptoms did you have?

Let's see what we get!

Authored By Chris Pearce on Thursday 10th January 2013

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Iain Murphy
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Medical Student - Manchester
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Posted over 7 years ago

I suffered with chronic appendicitis ('grumbly' appendicitis) for about two years before it was treated, though this was down to my own stubbornness and a large dash of stoicism.

Every six months, often after eating spicy or red-meat me

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Henry Procter
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Medical Student - Leed
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Posted over 7 years ago

My appendicitis was pretty typical I think to be honest, I started with the smallest bit of stomach pain one afternoon, not specific pain and it seemed to disappear after about an hour or so without doing anything or talking any meds. Then I had a nor

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Scarlett Brandley
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Posted over 7 years ago

I won't be able to give such a good description as above as being pre-med by terminology isn't quite up there, haha. However, I can help on this one!

Mine began with a horrific pain in my abdomen (everywhere) which felt as though I had

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Hannah
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Medical Student - Dundee
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Posted over 7 years ago

i was 14 and assumed the few days of progressively worsening stomach pain was menstrual cramps. Took a day off school to be in bed and thought i'd be fine at home alone. The pain would radiate in waves across my abdomen. it would be relieving to cu

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Mr Raymond Buick
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Paediatric Surgeon
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Posted over 7 years ago

I developed Appendicitis at the age of 10. It started mid morning on a Friday and I remember that it felt like 'a stitch'. I don't know if this term is still used but it described an abdominal muscle cramp which young people got during exer

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Zarrin Kadir
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Posted over 7 years ago

Well my appendix burst so that's sort of after appendicitis. I remember the doctors couldn't work out for over a day what was wrong with me. I was in severe pain.

It started off with a tummy ache, i was prone to always having stomach p

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voirrey hampson
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Posted over 7 years ago

I had appendicitis/peritonitis at the age of 22. The reason it became so severe was that I had highly atypical symptoms - no pain, but severe nausea and mild fever (I don't feel much internal pain - never suffered period pains and gave birth twice

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