Constipation Appendicitis

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Course: Acupuncture Treatment of Disease 2 Date: March 9, 2009 Class #: 9 – Appendicitis and Constipation Appendicitis Chang Yong

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1 Appendicitis National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse What is appendicitis? Appendicitis is inlammation of the appendix. Appendicitis is the leading cause

Common causes of central abdominal pain include early appendicitis, small-bowel obstruction, gastritis, and colic (Fig. 1-4). Figure 1-2. Tenderness and rigidity in right Constipation with small, dry stools—sometimes alternating with diarrhea

Constipation Considerations Appendicitis is missed 50% of the time in elderly In patients with suspected acute appendicitis, use clinical findings (signs and symptoms) to risk-stratify patients and guide decisions about further

Common Causes of Abdominal Pain • Infants – colic, gastroenteritis, constipation, viral, pyloric stenosis, intussusception • Older children – appendicitis, UTI’s, toxic

Infected appendix, called appendicitis, can burst and release bacteria AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS • DIVISION OF EDUCATION Diarrhea or constipation Common Diagnostic Tests History and Physical

Bowel movement in acute appendicitis ircj.com Vol 9 April 2007 89 patients with acute appendicitis and without the history of constipation, 157 had regular

Algorithm for evaluating acute abdominal pain in children. Adapted with permission from King BR. Acute abdominal pain. In: Hoekelman Appendicitis Constipation Functional pain Urinary tract infection Trauma Pharyngitis Pneumonia Sickle cell crisis

Constipation and sometimes even pneumonia may be causing abdominal pain similar to that seen with appendicitis. How is appendicitis treated? The most common treatment for appendicitis is an appendectomy, or surgery to completely remove the appendix.

ABDOMINAL PAIN in the PEDIATRIC PATIENT Tim Weiner, M.D. Dept. of Surgery University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill In General Common problems occur commonly intussusception in the infant appendicitis in the child The differential diagnosis is age-specific In pediatrics most belly pain is non

Appendicitis means inflammation of the appendix. Food or faecal matter can sometimes lodge in the narrow • diarrhoea or constipation • loss of appetite. Causes of appendicitis The cause of acute appendicitis is still unclear.

Differentiating Abdominal Pain: Pancreatitis, Cholecystitis, Appendicitis, and Gastroenteritis Common Name: conditions. Constipation and urinary tract infection (UTI) are the most common sources of abdominal discomfort in older adult patients. However,

Abdominal Presentation in Infants and Children. Angie Green RGN, RN ( Child) BSc ( Hons). Constipation. Appendicitis. Chronic abdominal pain. Mesenteric adenitis. Torsion. Gynae/obstetric related. Acute Appendicitis. Peak incidence at 12 years of age.

Belly Pain and Vomiting: When to Worry? Judith J. Stellar, MSN, CRNP Surgery Clinical Nurse Specialist The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ABDOMINAL PAIN Constipation Appendicitis

APPENDICITIS DESCRIPTION Inflammation of the vermiform appendix, a small intestinal pouch that extends from the cecum, the first part of the large intestine. The appendix has no known function, but it can become diseased. • Constipation and inability to pass gas.

Constipation Considerations Appendicitis is missed 50% of the time in elderly In patients with suspected acute appendicitis, use clinical findings (signs and symptoms) to risk-stratify patients and guide decisions about further

Threatening etiologies, ranging from functional pain to acute appendicitis. The majority of pediatric abdominal complaints are relatively benign (e.g. constipation), but it is important to pick up on the cardinal signs that might suggest a more serious underlying disease.

Appendicitis/Abdominal Pain: Emergency Department Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) • Nausea, vomiting, and constipation may occur after right lower quadrant pain is established • Body temperature around 37.8 C is common