Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes blocked by stool, infection or other foreign bodies. An appendix can swell in response to infection and cause severe pain in your abdomen.
The main symptom of appendicitis is the pain, mainly around the middle portion of the abdomen. Other frequent symptoms of appendicitis are the loss of appetite that may worsen over time and can result in nausea and vomiting. Removal of an appendix is not known to cause any visible or functional repercussions in the body.
Appendicitis is often associated with severe belly pain. some of the symptoms which help in identifying the condition include: –
- Pain increasing in intensity from the belly button to lower abdomen.
- Loss of appetite
- Vomiting or nausea that is usually accompanied by abdominal pain.
- Abdominal swelling
- Pain during urination
- Inability to pass gas and stool issues accompanied by gas problems.
- Diagnosis of Appendicitis
- Through Physical Examination
- Imaging techniques (Ultrasound of abdomen or CT Scan abdomen)
- Blood Test
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