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Is there ever a time when an appendicitis is not an emergency? Whenever I think of an appendicitis, I always envision it potentially bursting, warranting a swift appendectomy. But is that always the case? Could an appendicitis develop gradually and be the explanation for chronic pressurized pain in the lower abdomen/pelvis?

  • Chronic appendicitis – Graham Chiu Jan 14 '17 at 8:16
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Chronic appendicitis is possible but rare (PubMed Central).

Crohn's disease and ovarian cyst are more common cause of the right lower abdominal pain.

Constipation and IBS are even more common.

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