Early Signs & Symptoms of Appendicitis

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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 is a passionate writer with interest in the field of health, nutrition, culture, and lifestyle. She wants to spread awareness about mental health and how to tackle it. Apart from work, she spends her time reading books, watching movies, listening to music, and sometimes just collecting her thoughts. One may often find her interacting with nature and its various aspects.

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