Patient discussion about acute pain

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Q. What is Acute Appendictis?

My husband had to go to the emergency room last night because of sudden severe stomach aches. The doctors said he had acute appendictis and needed urgent operation. What is acute appendicitis?
A1The term 'Appendictis' refers to an inflammed appendix, an organ that is located in the right lower part of the abdomen, attached to the cecum, which is a part of the intestine. The appendix is often infected with intestinal bacteria, and such an infection can cause severe symptoms, that require receiving emergent medical care. If indeed acute appendicitis is diagnosed, the treatment involves immediate surgery, for the removal of the infected appendix.
A2Acute appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a small organ that is located in the right lower abdomen, attached to a part of the large intestine. This inflammation can develop very fast, and cause sudden severe abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting.
The situation requires fast diagnosis and emergency treatment with surgical removal of the appendix.

Q. I had an acute neck pain and now hand pain.

I had an acute neck pain which is now gone with some self medication but now i have pain in my left hand muscles. Help
Acan be caused by number of things. but you have to be more specific, what kind of pain? when is it ? mornings? evenings? does it last or is it transient? maybe you play the guitar too much and your muscles ache? :)

Q. What Causes Acute Appendicitis?

I've heard that appendicitis is a very common situation. What causes it to happen? Is there a way to avoid it?
A1Appendicitis is caused by an infection of the appendix, usually from bacterias that are already located in the abdomen. It is not a situation that can be avoided and can occur in a high prevalence in the population.
A2Acute appendicitis is indeed a relatively common situation. The small appendix is located next to the intestine, a very non-sterile area of the body, due to the large amount of intestinal bacteria. Therefore, the appendix can easily become infected and cause strong abdominal pain. There is no way to predict who will develop this situation, and so we do not have a way to avoid it, however, quick medical care is the key to not developing complications.

Q. How is Acute Appendicitis Diagnosed?

My doctor sent me to the emergency room because he thought I might have acute appendicitis. What are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed?
AThe symptoms of acute appendicitis can be misleading at first, because they are very unspecific. Usually the patient arrives with abdominal pain, that is "classicaly" located in the lower right side of the abdomen. However, sometimes the pain can't be located at a certain location. The pain tends to increase within hours, and become intolerable, to a point where the patient seeks medical care. Other common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite and fever. The diagnosis is usually made clinically by physical examination. In some cases a CT-scan is performed as well.

Q. experiencing sharp pain in my right kidney region... pain is acute and doesnt radiate... recently PE left lung

have been taking warfrin, panadiene forte, two kinds of cholesterol/triglycerine reducing meds and champix quit smoking medication... recently tests showed the hight cholesterol and triglys' levels and also a swollen liver... pain is not in my liver area... past pain in this kidney recurrent but never as bad. always dull.. many years ago had a uti, which caused high protiene levels.. very bad at finishing anti-biotics... recently had tonsilitis.. This hurts and is tender to touch but does not bring on sharp pain when touched, sharp pain comes and goes after taking pain relief
AGo to see a doctor - although its tempting to make the diagnosis over the net (I have several ideas about what it might be), it sounds like serious, especially if you had a PE lately - it could be a thrombus in the vein of the kidney, or maybe a stone (sounds like that according to the description of the pain). However, as I said, making the diagnosis without even seeing you isn't the wisest thing to do.

Take care,

Q. What is the best treatment for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia?

What is the best treatment for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia? Can you please give me the hospital names and the location where the treatment could be done?
A1Combination chemotherapy. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has reported a 5-year-survival rate of more than 90 percent for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)- on adults it's a bit lower but still a remarkable success. About the hospital- it depends where you do you live I guess…
A2every condition it's best to advise a oncologist. they have the experience to form a line of treatments. as far as ALL- Targeted drug therapy gives good results... Targeted drugs attack specific abnormalities present in cancer cells that help them grow and thrive. One targeted drug, imatinib (Gleevec).

Q. Are there any specific treatments for acute myeloid leukemia caused by myelofibrosis?

My husband was diagnosed with these conditions. His oncologist believes his AML was caused by his myelofibrosis. (scarring of the bone marrow) This was shown on his bone marrow biopsy. Myelofibrosis is a myeloproliferative disorder. Meaning certain blood components, such as WBCs, RBCs, platelets increase significantly in the marrow.
A1Thanks for taking the time to reply to me. I'll see about inquiring his oncologists.
Lynda
A2Not that I know about, but the chemotherapy may be adjusted to other problems he may have and to his age.
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