Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a medical emergency that occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed and filled with pus. It can cause severe pain and requires prompt treatment to prevent serious complications.

You might have appendicitis if you have:

Severe abdominal pain
Nausea and vomiting
Low-grade fever
  • Blockage of the appendix by stool, a foreign body, or cancer
  • Infection in the digestive tract
  • Inflammation due to gastrointestinal diseases
  • Sudden pain that begins on the right side of the lower abdomen
  • Pain that worsens with movement, coughing, or sneezing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Low-grade fever
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect appendicitis
  • Follow your doctor’s advice on treatment, which may include antibiotics or surgery
  • Avoid strenuous activities and follow post-surgery care instructions if surgery is required
  • Maintain a healthy diet and stay hydrated during recovery
A woman holds her tummy in discomfort caused by appendicitis

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