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Can appendicitis cause epigastric pain?

The most common symptom of appendicitis is abdominal pain. Typically, symptoms begin as periumbilical or epigastric pain migrating to the right lower quadrant (RLQ) of the abdomen.

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Keeping this in view, can appendicitis cause pain in upper abdomen?

This means pain may occur in the upper abdomen instead of the lower right side of the abdomen. Pregnant women with appendicitis are also more likely to experience heartburn, gas, or alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhea.

Also Know, can you have referred pain with appendicitis? Referral of pain It will "refer" pain often to the mid upper abdomen, the epigastrum. Because the appendix is a piece of intestine, it follows a similar referral pattern. An appendix with some early inflammation may give a non-specific irritation somewhere near the umbilicus (belly button).

Also question is, can appendicitis cause left sided pain?

In acute appendicitis, intense pain builds in the lower right side of the abdomen. In these cases, appendicitis can cause other symptoms such as pain in the sides or the back, pain during urination, or pain in the upper left side of the abdomen. If you have these symptoms, go to an emergency room immediately.

What does epigastric pain indicate?

Epigastric pain is pain that is localized to the region of the upper abdomen immediately below the ribs. Often, those who experience this type of pain feel it during or right after eating or if they lie down too soon after eating. It is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn.

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