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
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– 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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