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Appendicitis - Early Symptoms, Causes, Pain Location and Treatment

"To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and healthy" - Buddha. This saying of Buddha has a great effect on human if put into practice. Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix which projects from your colon on your lower right side of the abdomen.

It occurs in all individuals irrespective of your of your age. This disease normally causes excruciating pain in the lower abdomen from the the navel. Everyone is liable of getting appendicitis but it normally ranges from the ages of 10 to 30 years. A major cause of getting appendicitis is the blockage in the lining of the appendix.

The blockage causes the bacteria to rise rapidly and therefore causing the appendix to be inflamed, swollen and with a pus. Without treating the inflammation could result in a rupture.

Common symptoms of appendicitis which may result in a rupture may include vomiting, constipation and diarrhea, abdominal bloating low grade fever which may worsen as the sickness progresses. Patients may also experience sudden pains that begins at the right side of the lower abdomen. Pains may worsen when coughing, walking or making other movements.

Diagnosis can also be carried out to know the state of the sickness. A specialist doctor may examine you by gentle pressure on the painful area. When the pressure is released, patients of appendicitis would continue to feel an increased and worsen pain in the abdomen. A blood test may also be conducted to make sure that a urinary tract infection or kidney stones is not causing the pain.

For the treatment of appendicitis, surgery is normally conducted to remove the inflamed appendix. Note that you would be given an antibiotic to prevent infection in the course of the surgery.

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