Appendix Symptoms

Appendix Symptoms, Appendix Pain Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Appendicitis
Usually the common symptom of appendix is severe pain in the right side of the lower part of the abdomen. Mostly it is difficult in children to find out this particular disease because children may not be able to communicate always with a physician, so surgeons must diagnose properly based on physical examination. Certain symptoms like vomiting, weakness or dizziness may not be found in children except acute pain in their abdomen. Elder persons may not experience severe pain unless the appendix is perforated. Read about appendix location and find out where is your appendix.

Appendicitis can include a multitude of common and rare appendix symptoms.

  • Acute pain in the right side of the lower abdomen.
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stopped intestinal transit
  • Low fever
  • Abdominal swelling.

It is not necessary to have all these symptoms of appendix to get a positive diagnose for appendicitis. Appendicitis patients can experience severe pain while coughing, moving and taking deep breath. The pain can also be experienced at both the intestines and at different parts of the abdomen. Appendix symptoms can be detected in its early stage in the umbilical area but gradually it spreads to the right side of the lower abdomen.  Rapid movement and hard physical exercise can cause severe pain in the abdomen. Due to the rapid pace of growth of this disease detection of symptoms in its early stage is most essential. Individuals who are frequented with these appendix symptoms must consult a doctor immediately without making any delay and neglecting it as mere pain or some other common disease.

What is Appendix and What Causes It?

Appendix Causes: Appendicitis is really is a life threatening condition and any individual can be a victim of this terrible disease without anyone’s knowledge. In simple words, appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. It affects both male and female and the risk is higher from 10-30 years of age.  Generally, appendix is a small cylindrical section of the large intestine located in the right part of the lower abdomen. Usually it has no significant role in the function of the human body but it gets easily swollen due to the inflammatory contents in the immunity cells.

Researchers have discovered that approximately 80% of the body’s immunity exists in the gastrointestinal area. Actually, the role of appendix in human body is to provide helpful bacteria that are considered as effective for the proper function of the digestive system. The health of an individual depends upon a healthy and strong digestive system. The main cause of appendicitis is the blockage of the appendicle lumen that causes to increase pressure, unbalanced blood circulation and inflammation of the mucous tissues. The blockage is mainly caused by foreign bodies, toxins or by bacterial infections that causes the lymph nodes to swell. This blockage must be resolved immediately before it produces toxins and damages. There are also rare cases where appendicitis can occur post traumatically after major accidents and injuries but most people becomes victim of appendicitis due to the appendicle obstruction. Consult with you doctor if you have above mentioned appendix pain symptoms.

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