Signs and Symptoms of Appendicitis

The appendix is ​​a part of the large intestine (colon) and is a narrow, finger-shaped intestinal pouch (about 5-6 cm long) that projects from the bottom of the cecum, which is the part of the beginning of the colon. It is located near the point where the small intestine and colon meet, and can sometimes become infected.

Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix. Acute appendicitis “is the most frequent abdominal surgical emergency and accounts for about 60% of acute surgical abdomen punctures. Appendicitis is a disease that requires immediate surgical intervention by specialists. If you are late, the appendix may burst, and the infection may spread throughout the body.

What are the common symptoms and signs that signify the onset and development of appendicitis? Here are some of the symptoms that cannot be ignored when an individual have appendicitis.

Abdominal Pain

The first and most noticeable symptom is abdominal pain. This pain starts out vague and progressively becomes sharper and more severe. Usually, as the appendix gets more inflamed, the pain migrates down to the lower right part of the abdomen, a specific place in the appendix called the McBurney point. Such a change in the location of pain in the best way shows the possibility of appendicitis. [1]

Abdominal pain may get worse after walking, coughing, taking deep breaths sneezing, or after a shaking motion. Not all people experience pain in the same area and part of the abdomen. For example, young children and pregnant women may have pain in other places.