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Would it be obvious if I had appendicitis?

Would it be obvious if I had appendicitis?

The most obvious symptom of acute appendicitis is sudden abdominal pain that starts in the upper abdomen or near the belly button and then moves down to the lower right side. Pain near the belly button may start as a dull pain, but typically becomes very sharp and quite severe as it shifts.

How long can you have appendicitis symptoms before it bursts?

A: Appendicitis symptoms may last between 36 to 72 hours before the appendix ruptures. Appendicitis symptoms develop quickly from onset of the condition. Early symptoms include pain near the belly button, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, and a low fever.

How do I know if it’s gas or appendicitis?

If you have any of these common appendicitis warning signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: Dull pain near your bellybutton or the upper abdomen that becomes more severe as it moves toward the lower right abdomen. Difficulty passing gas. Fever of 99 to 102 degrees.

Can you poop if you have appendicitis?

Sometimes stool can get stuck in the appendix, which is shaped like a tube with one closed end. Like a balloon that’s been tied off, there’s no way for what’s trapped inside to escape. The pressure builds as the appendix continues producing its normal secretions.

Can you still poop with appendicitis?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

Symptoms of appendicitis include: Abdominal pain, usually starting just above the belly button and then moving to the right lower side of the abdomen. Nausea. Vomiting.

When to call a professional if you have appendicitis?

When To Call a Professional. To avoid the risk of a ruptured appendix, contact your doctor immediately if you or a family member has symptoms of appendicitis. Appendicitis is an emergency, and it requires immediate attention.

What does a doctor look for in a child with appendicitis?

In children, the doctor will look to see whether the child holds his or her hands over the navel when asked where it hurts. In an infant, flexed hips (knees held toward the chest) and a tender abdomen can be important clues to the diagnosis.

What is appendicitis and how can it be treated?

Although anyone can develop appendicitis, most often it occurs in people between the ages of 10 and 30. Standard treatment is surgical removal of the appendix. Signs and symptoms of appendicitis may include: