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can a hard hit to the stomach cause appendicitis to inflamme in a result having them out.

By Anonymous October 25, 2011 - 1:11pm
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hi, i was working i was very well in myself was looking foward to my day off the next day . and ten mins before i finished i got a hard punch to my rib just under the brest , top of stomach. it was by a strong man. i ended up in a&e the same night . they took x rays and said it was very badly bruised that i would be sore for a while to take pain killers. the next day i took it easy , it was still very sore , the day after i went to my own doctor as work said i had to check in with her to. , she exmined the rib it was very sore and tender she said same as hospital painkillers and to take it easy . the pain started getting worse that night i thought to be axpected . i votmated that nigh once , next day got dirrerarha , pain was still there , the next day i ended up going back to hospital . told them id got a hit a couple of nights ago they pulled up my fill. i had to get exray done again . and ultra sound . 24 hrs later i was getting my appendix out . . please email me with an answer please do not print on other readers. or give my name

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Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous,

Exactly how long ago did this happen? Are you still having any pain or difficulty breathing?

Before you resume playing, please speak with your primary care physician. If you were my child, and I have a son who played rugby, I would want you checked out before getting back in the game. Better to be safe than sorry:)


August 13, 2015 - 9:28am

Hello, I'm in need of advice a few nights ago at a family BBQ I was messing around with my cousins and all my family were playing about and it lead me to get jumped on the stomach 4 times and I was crushed against the floor (it was me getting tickled by a group of younger children and adults) and 20 minutes afterwards I was throwing up, I kept of fainting and I was dizzy and today I'm being sick 7/8 times and I can't eat afterwards in unsure what to do

August 1, 2015 - 6:06pm
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I have been have lower abdominal pain in my right side for about three days notice, it keeps getting worse and worse but not only does it hurt there it hurts all over my tummy! I've been running fevers, nasuiated, have had diaheea, not Abel to eat! I'm not sure whats going on!

March 27, 2015 - 12:52am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

This sounds like appendicitis. Call your physician now and get to the emergency room of your local hospital. Any further delay could lead to a ruptured appendix.


March 27, 2015 - 7:51am
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Last weekend we went tubing and I hit the water so hard it bruised my female part down below. I have been having a lot of sharp pains in my stomach and right lower side. The bruising is on the right side. I don't know if it could be serious or if I should try to let it pass.

August 26, 2014 - 12:03pm
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i have no pain but if I press my right abdomen It hurts... I had severe fever, constipation, vomitting sensation... but the pain is not worse I consulted the doc and took ultra sound. the result for appendix is not found. my abdomen was normal but the doc says... u have pain so u may have little swelling... right now im getting treatment for appendix... the question is I really have appendix?

July 20, 2014 - 8:01pm
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I have a question. I recently was hit very hard on my right side of my stomach. Close to my bra line and on the middle of my belly button but on the side. It was a week ago when it happend and when it happend I ended up having a numb pinky toe on the same side that I was hit. Now a week later I am swollen and haven't made it to be seen. My toe is still numb and I dont know if I should ride this out or go be seen. I'm worried. Please answer back with any helpful information.

July 31, 2013 - 10:18pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

More details regarding the circumstances of your injury would help determine if the numbness in your right pinky toe was related to the blow to your abdomen.

Where is the swelling?

I suggest you call your physician's office and state that your symptoms are persisting one week after the injury. If you cannot be seen by your physician in the office you might be advised to go to the emergency room of your local hospital or a walk-in non-emergency clinic.

Wishing you well,


August 1, 2013 - 4:47pm

I am very sorry to hear about your ordeal. The hard hit, which you received, would not have caused appendicitis.

Appendicitis is swelling (inflammation) of the appendix. The appendix is a small pouch attached to the beginning of your large intestine.It usually occurs when the appendix becomes blocked by feces, a foreign object, or rarely, a tumor.

The first symptom is often pain around your belly button. The pain may be minor at first, but it becomes more sharp and severe. Your appetite will be reduced and you may have nausea, vomiting, and a low fever. As the swelling in the appendix increases, the pain tends to move into your right lower abdomen.

I am guessing that the pain in your ribs overshadowed any abdominal pain from your inflamed appendix. Also, the pain killer which you were taking for the rib pain relieved the appendicitis pain. It is a blessing that you returned to the hospital and were promptly treated before your appendix ruptured.
Wishing you a quick recovery,

October 25, 2011 - 2:55pm
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