Anyone else misdiagnosed with stomach...

Anyone else misdiagnosed with stomach flu when really appendicitis

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Bergenfield, NJ

#1 Jan 5, 2009
Wondering how often this happens to people who take a while to go to doctor due to thinking it is stomach bug or whose Dr. doesn't realize it is appendicitis?

London, UK

#2 Jan 12, 2009
snap. partner went ot doctor and they sais ig was a sotmach bug/flu. admitted to hospital, and after four days diagnosed perforated appendix.

New York, NY

#3 Jul 27, 2009
the same exact thing happened to me. I was misdiagnosed with having the stomach flu, and when the pain in my lower abdomen worsened to the point I couldn't walk, we immediately rushed to the hospital. I was going to die if it wasn't for my persistent mother, in a time period of 24 to 48 hours. All because of a stupid misconception. It's a very serious issue i believe.

United States

#4 Jan 14, 2012
I hv an apendix operation wen i was 10 yrz old nd i dnt knw hw 2 clean it plz hlp me

United States

#5 Jan 14, 2012
Hw 2 wsh an operation

Southampton, UK

#6 Jan 16, 2013
I was discharged from the hospital and told it was ovulation pain and prescribed the contraceptive pill... my inflamed appendix was removed 48 hours later

Glenview, IL

#7 Dec 3, 2013
The doctors went back and forth with me. The first doctor thought appendicitis. The nurse practitioner wasn't sure, the ER doctor thought it was, the surgeon thought it wasn't and consulted a GI doctors. The GI doctor tested for IBS and was generally confused as we had ruled out appendicitis by this point. SO I was admitted to the hospital Thursday, it wasn't until Monday when I learned that, yes, it was my appendix, and it had ruptured. Tuesday I had my appendix removed. My case was atypical in that I wasn't nauseated, I vomited very little (I drank too much water) and had little diarrhea. I also was pretty healthy, functional, and pain-free for someone with a huge infection in the abdomen. It seems common enough that it would be easy to diagnose, but not always.

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