Pain like appendicitis but no appendix

 

 

Trauma, accidents and etc. can cause strain and inflammation of the muscles and ligaments around the ribs. There are other conditions that can cause clinical symptoms such as pain, inflammation and infection of the appendix in the lower right part of your abdomen.

The following is a description of the causes of

Pain like appendicitis but no appendix

 

If you are worried about lower back pain, read this article

 

Costochondritis

Muscle strain

Zoster

Anxiety and panic disorders

When do we need to see a doctor or call the emergency room?

What measures are needed to determine the cause of pain in the right side of the chest and upper breast in women?

Appendix and its structure

What is appendicitis and what are its symptoms?

Pain like appendicitis but no appendix

Causes of appendicitis-like pain in women

Pain similar to appendicitis in men

 

 

 

Costochondritis

Pain in the right side of the chest and upper breast in women can be due to musculoskeletal problems. At the end of each rib is cartilage at the junction with the sternum. Sometimes the inflammation of this part causes pain which is called costochondritis. Many people who have costochondritis have no history of trauma and accident, these people have excessive movements of the arm and shoulder, for example, they are dancing or playing the violin or...

Costochondritis pain has the following characteristics

Exacerbated by deep breathing

At the site of pain, if you apply pressure, it is painful and tenderness

Tietze syndrome causes more or less similar symptoms, except that the syndrome presents with swelling in one rib.

 

Muscle strain

One of the most common causes of right chest pain in women is muscle strain. This pain usually occurs after heavy lifting and bodybuilding

 

Zoster

Zoster occurs when the chickenpox virus is reactivated due to a weakened immune system. The virus only spreads through one nerve.

It usually spreads to one side of the chest or one side of the shoulders and neck.

Chest pain in the right and upper breasts in women, accompanied by fatigue and the appearance of small, itchy rash resembling chicken pox, indicates zoster.

 

Anxiety and panic disorders

Forty percent of people with anxiety and panic disorders experience non-cardiac chest pain, which can also be on the right side of the chest.

Other causes of right chest and upper breast pain in women include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rib fractures
  • Sometimes some spinal problems cause pain in the right side of the chest and above the breast of women.
  • Metastasis to ribs and chest wall

 

 

When do we need to see a doctor or call the emergency room?

  • If you have cold sweats
  • If you feel suffocated
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased heart rate
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Pain that spreads to the jaw, arms, and above the navel
  • Existence of bloody sputum
  • Bruising of the lips
  • Exacerbation of chest pain with deep breathing

 

What measures are needed to determine the cause of pain in the right side of the chest and upper breast in women?

In addition to your history and clinical examination, your doctor may use the following diagnostic aids.

  • ECG
  • Simple chest photo
  • CT scan
  • M.R.I
  • Cardiac stress test
  • Angiography
  • Endoscopy of the upper extremity
  • Barium swallowing test

Treatment depends on the underlying cause of the pain.

 

Appendix and its structure

The appendix is ​​a part of the end of the large intestine or colon, which is located in the lower right side of the abdomen. In this area, in addition to the appendix, the intestines are also located in women. While the source of appendix pain is not.

 

Most of the time, but not always; lower right abdominal pain is not serious and will go away on its own, but if your pain persists or the severity of your discomfort and pain increases from time to time, you should see a doctor.

 

What is appendicitis and what are its symptoms?

The appendix is ​​a small appendage that is located where the small intestine reaches the large intestine. Sometimes stool is trapped inside the appendix. Doctors call the inflammation appendix and appendicitis.

Appendicitis is the most common cause of pain in the right lower abdomen and in addition to pain, it has the following symptoms:

  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomit
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

If you have the above symptoms, you should go to the emergency room immediately. Also, if you have the above symptoms, you should not take any medicine without a doctor's prescription. Laxatives are strictly forbidden.

But we must say that appendicitis is not the only cause of pain in the lower abdomen and right abdomen, there are conditions that can cause pain similar to appendicitis without inflammation of the appendix, including:

 

Pain like appendicitis but no appendix

  • Accumulation of gastrointestinal gases:

Foods and snacks that are not digested in the gastrointestinal tract and reach the large intestine or clone cause the production of gastrointestinal gas, the accumulation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract will cause the following manifestations:

  • Belching
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Abdominal pain
  • Knotted filling in abdomen

 

Normally, a person has twenty times a day to excrete gastrointestinal gas and excretion of gastrointestinal gas will reduce your discomfort and pain. Diabetes, lactose intolerance and some problems of the digestive system are associated with more gas excretion.

  • Overeating
  • smoking
  • Chewing gum

These can cause gas to build up in the digestive system, which has similar pain to appendicitis.

 

  • Indigestion:

You may have indigestion or dyspepsia after eating or drinking certain foods. Usually, indigestion-related pain is felt in the upper abdomen, but sometimes, the lower and right abdomen can also be a place for pain from dyspepsia. Other symptoms of indigestion include:

  • Belching
  • Farting
  • Burping
  • Feeling sick and upset
  • Feeling full early
  • Feeling full

Most indigestion usually resolves on its own, but if you have had indigestion for more than two weeks, you should see your doctor for further tests.

 

  • Kidney problems:

Right kidney infections, right ureteral problems and bladder problems can also cause appendicitis-like pain.

If you have a right kidney infection, you will have pain that is usually felt in the sides and back, but may sometimes be felt in the lower abdomen.

Other symptoms include:

  • Fever, chills
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Urgent need to urinate
  • Frequent urination
  • Blood or pus in the urine
  • urine burning sensation when urinating
  • Pain when urinating

Kidney infections without proper treatment can cause permanent problems, so be sure to see your doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms.

 

  • Hernia:

A hernia is a movement of the internal organs of the body from its normal place to an abnormal place. In some types of hernias that occur in the abdomen, part of your intestines enters the wrong space. Hernia symptoms are:

  • Bulging and inflammation in the region
  • Hernia pain is exacerbated when lifting a heavy object and laughing
  • Constipation
  • Feeling full

 

  • Irritable bowel syndrome:

Irritable bowel syndrome is very common and has the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Belching
  • Gas disposal
  • Accumulation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Changes in defecation habits
  • The presence of mucus in the stool

The cause of this syndrome is still unknown, but the presence of some neurological disorders can be effective in initiating symptoms.

 

  • Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD:

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two inflammatory diseases of this group that are associated with severe changes in the intestines and gastrointestinal tract. Unlike IBS, control and treatment measures are required in this group. Some of the symptoms of IBD are:

  • Severe weight loss
  • Decreased appetite
  • Fever
  • Very severe diarrhea
  • Fatigue

 

If left untreated, these symptoms can lead to serious, life-threatening conditions.

These problems can also cause appendicitis-like pain.

 

Causes of appendicitis-like pain in women

In women in particular, there are factors that can cause appendicitis-like pain:

 

  • Menstrual cramps:

Dysmenorrhea is a set of symptoms that women experience a week before menstruation and during menstrual bleeding. Some dysmenorrhea symptoms are:

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Headache and lightheadedness

 

Right ovarian cysts:

They can cause pain similar to appendicitis, other symptoms include:

  • Vague, slow or sharp pains in the lower abdomen
  • Feeling full

If your symptoms are accompanied by

  • Fever
  • Very severe and sudden abdominal pain
  • Vomit
  • Breathing fast
  • Cold skin
  • And weakness

Referring to an equipped medical center should be done without wasting time

 

  • Ectopic pregnancy on the right:

When an embryo implants in any part of the uterus instead of the uterine wall after fertilization, it is called an ectopic pregnancy.

The fetus in this type of pregnancy cannot grow and survive, these pregnancies create life-threatening conditions for the mother and it is essential that it is properly diagnosed and treated.

If you are of childbearing age and have pain similar to appendicitis, you should be examined to rule out an ectopic pregnancy.

Some symptoms of ectopic pregnancy

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain and pain when defecating
  • Diarrhea
  • Paleness
  • Fatigue and lightheadedness

 

  • Inflammatory diseases of the pelvis:

Infections caused by sexually transmitted diseases can cause inflammation in the pelvic organs of women that causes pain similar to appendicitis. They can be accompanied by other symptoms, such as:

  • Fever
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding during sexual intercourse
  • Burning when urinating

 

  • Twisting of the right ovary:

Right ovarian torsion is the rotation of the ovary around its blood vessels, which can be accompanied by severe pain and ovarian death due to cessation of blood flow.

Sometimes the term torsional adnexal also refers to the simultaneous torsion of the fallopian tube and ovaries, which will be accompanied by severe pain.

 

  • Endometriosis:

The presence of internal tissue of the uterine wall anywhere in the pelvis and non-uterine abdomen is called endometriosis. Some symptoms are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Having heavy periods
  • Blurred vision between periods
  • Pain when defecating

 

Pain similar to appendicitis in men

  • Right groin hernias:

This hernia is much more common in men than women and occurs when part of the small intestine enters the groin space through a defect in the lower abdominal wall.

Symptoms of this complication:

  • pain
  • Feeling full
  • Swelling and bulging of the scrotum

 

  • Torsion of the right testicle:

The right testicle and its spermatic cord can become twisted around the arteries. In addition to pain that can cause symptoms similar to appendicitis, the loss of blood supply to the testicle can cause testicular loss. other symptoms of this complication are:

  • Vomit
  • Fever
  • Change the position of the testicles
  • Pain when urinating

If you have symptoms of testicular torsion, you should not waste time going to the emergency room.

 

The final word

If you have pain similar to appendicitis and you have the following symptoms, you must see a doctor:

  • If you have vomiting
  • If you have lightheadedness and weakness
  • If you have a lack of appetite
  • If the onset of pain was sudden
  • If the pain persists for more than two to three days or gets worse over time
  • If defecation or urination is associated with pain
  • If there is blood in the stool or urine
  • If there is fever, chills and lethargy
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