Appendicitis Warning Signs: What to Look Out For

Appendicitis Warning Signs: What to Look Out For


Inflammation of the appendix, a finger-shaped pouch present at the lower right side of the abdomen. Starts with a dull pain in the middle or right side of the abdomen and moves down to the lower right abdomen.


If you or someone you know is exhibiting symptoms of a Appendicitis, seek medical attention immediately

Appendicitis starts with pain around the umbilicus (navel or belly button) and progresses to the right lower abdomen or pelvis in a few hours.

Other symptoms include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, fever, tachycardia (fast heartbeats), and foul breath
  • Constipation is a common feature but diarrhoea might occur in some cases
  • Frequent urination inflamed appendix may come in contact with urinary bladder and cause irritation and frequent urination

Common treatment options

How is this diagnosed?


– Appendicitis occurs when the opening of the appendix is blocked, or due to infection. Causes include:

  • Obstruction of appendix by fecal matter, foreign body, roundworm or threadworm infection
  • Viral infection
  • Infection by bacteria such as E.coli, Enterococci, Streptococci, Clostridium
  • Family history: 30% of appendicitis in children has a family history

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For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice. Source: Focus Medica.

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