Early Signs & Symptoms of Appendicitis

by Vanya Sharma last updated -

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Appendicitis is a potentially life-threatening disorder. It is one of the common disorders of the intestine, which also happens to be one of the most serious and life-threatening disorders of that organ. It is a condition in which your appendix becomes inflamed and filled with pus. A condition related to toxic bowels causes it, which basically blocks the lumen. Gradually, over time, an excessive amount of waste material gets accumulated in the caecum and this causes inflammation, increased pressure and impaired flow of blood

Symptoms of Appendicitis

Some of the associated symptoms of appendicitis are:

  • Pain on the right side of the abdomen when the left side is being pressed
  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Mild nausea
  • Recurrent pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation

The patient also turns clammy and pale when the appendix bursts and the pus is discharged into the abdominal cavity

A young woman with severe abdominal pain suffering from appendicitis

New York-Presbyterian Hospital has surveyed that appendicitis affects 7 percent of the US population. Once the prominent symptoms of appendicitis appear, it takes around 24 to 48 hours for the spreading of infection. And in case of the appendix bursts, it calls for immediate medical attention.

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Vanya Sharma handles the medical expert collaboration for Organic Facts. She is also responsible for the website’s monthly newsletter and website content and contributes to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube regularly. A writer at heart, she joined the website while she was still pursuing her English Literature degree from IGNOU, Delhi, India. Vanya has completed the “Introduction to Food and Health” certificate program from Stanford University, US. She aims to bring unbiased and helpful information to all those seeking to make their health and lifestyle a priority.

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