Symptoms of appendicitis

appendicitis

Symptoms of appendicitis may include

pain in the abdomen, first around the belly button, then moving to the lower right area

loss of appetite

nausea
vomiting

constipation or diarrhea

inability to pass gas

low fever that begins after other symptoms

abdominal swelling

Not everyone with appendicitis has all the symptoms. The pain intensifies and worsens when moving, taking deep breaths, coughing, or sneezing. The area becomes very tender. People may have a sensation called “downward urge,” also known as “tenesmus,” which is the feeling that a bowel movement will relieve their discomfort. Laxatives and pain medications should not be taken in this situation. Anyone with these symptoms needs to see a qualified physician immediately.



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