What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is a medical condition caused by an inflammation of the vermiform

appendixs internal lining. The appendix is a small, thin, finger-like tube that extends

from the large intestine and is located on the lower right side of the abdomen.

Bacteria can multiply inside the appendix when blocked, causing swelling and

inflammation. Appendicitis symptoms include abdominal appendix pain, fever,

nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.

Types of Appendicitis

Appendicitis is classified into two types:

1. Acute Appendicitis: This is the most common appendicitis type and occurs

when the appendix suddenly becomes inflamed and infected, usually within a

few hours to a day. Acute appendicitis symptoms can be severe and

necessitate immediate medical attention.

2. Chronic Appendicitis: Chronic Appendicitis is a much less

common appendicitis type classified by a milder and more long-term form of

inflammation. Chronic appendicitis symptoms can be irregular and include

abdominal appendix pain, Nausea, and vomiting. It is difficult to diagnose

and may require additional testing, such as imaging studies or a laparoscopy.


Appendicitis symptoms might differ from person to person but commonly include

  • Abdominal pain: this sign of Appendicitis is one of the most typical signs. It
    typically begins near the belly button and spreads to the lower right side of the
    abdomen. Movement, coughing, or deep breathing may make the discomfort
    worse. It could also be sharp or dull.
  • Appetite loss: An individual with Appendicitis may notice a decreased
    appetite, indicating the bodys normal reaction to infection.
  • Nausea and vomiting: Because of the inflammation in the digestive tract,
    Appendicitis can sometimes result in Nausea and vomiting.
  • Chills and fever: this sign of Appendicitis can cause chills and fever and
    may be the sign of the body battling an illness.
  • Constipation or diarrhoea: Appendicitis symptoms can occasionally alter
    bowel habits, resulting in constipation or diarrhoea.
  • Bloating or gas: An individual with Appendicitis may occasionally experience
    bloating or gas.

 Its crucial to remember that not everyone with Appendicitis will have all these
symptoms; some people may only have little or no symptoms.

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