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Signs of Appendicitis

What are the signs of Appendicitis?

The phrase "signs of Appendicitis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Appendicitis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Appendicitis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Appendicitis.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Appendicitis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Appendicitis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Appendicitis signs or Appendicitis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Appendicitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Appendicitis symptoms.

Signs or Symptoms of Appendicitis:

Anyone with symptoms needs to see a doctor immediately. Symptoms include

  • Pain in the right side of the abdomen. The pain usually begins near the navel and moves down and to the right. The pain becomes worse when moving, taking deep breaths, coughing, sneezing, and being touched in the area.

  • Nausea.

  • Vomiting.

  • Constipation.

  • Diarrhea.

  • Inability to pass gas.

  • Low fever that begins after other symptoms.

  • Abdominal swelling.

Not everyone has all symptoms. It is important that people with symptoms of appendicitis not take laxatives or enemas to relieve constipation because these medicines could cause the appendix to burst. People also should not take pain medicine because it can mask symptoms that the doctor needs to know about. (Source: excerpt from Appendicitis: NIDDK)

More symptoms of Appendicitis:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Appendicitis article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Appendicitis, underlying causes of Appendicitis, associated conditions for Appendicitis, risk factors for Appendicitis, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

 

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