Early Symptoms Of Appendicitis

symptoms of appendicitis

by Jimee, Jackie, Tom & Asha under CC BY-SA


It very important to know the early symptoms of appendicitis to recognize this disease early and promptly treat it.

Are you currently experiencing sharp pains in the center of your abdomen, near your navel? If so, you may be experiencing the sharp, appendicitis pain symptoms. By properly detecting these signs, as well as implementing diagnosis and immediate treatment, the troubling signs of this disease can easily be relieved.

This article provides you with the information to identify easily appendicitis symptoms in children and adults, and more importantly, encourage those experiencing these signs to take immediate action.

Major Causes & Early Signs and Symptoms

The early signs and symptoms of appendicitis in children, men and women, although easy to detect, are often mistaken for signs of other acute ailments, such as gastroenteritis (an inflammation of the stomach and intestines).

Symptoms of appendix problems often include the following:

  • Swelling in the abdominal area
  • Diarrhea
  • Failure to “pass gas” or fluctuate
  • Constipation
  • A minor fever
  • Little to no appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Severe pain that seems to intensify, particularly when combined with movements, such as walking or quick, precise movements of the body.

Although these are the common signs of this condition, many individuals diagnosed with this disorder do not actually experience all of them listed, or any of them in tandem. However, a majority may experience any given combination of the aforementioned.

While the signs of appendicitis can be extremely uncomfortable, understanding the causes of this disease can be extremely beneficial in offsetting a future bout with this painful condition, if at all possible.

Major causes of appendix pain

Although the exact causes of this disease are unknown, there are various factors that are known to serve as catalysts for this painful condition. Typically, this disease occurs as a result of either an abdominal obstruction of sorts or an infection.

When appendicitis is brought on by an obstruction, it often involves food waste, a hard piece of fecal matter, or a fecal stone that has blocked the cavity of the appendix, thereby restricting the normal flow of matter through the appendix.

In the case of this condition being attributed to infections, diseases of this nature commonly occur due to a gastrointestinal viral infection, which if left untreated can cause the appendix to become inflamed.

Inflammation created as a result of either two catalysts can easily cause the appendix to become not only inflamed, but filled with pus, which if left untreated can result in the appendix rupturing and exploding within the cavities of the abdomen.

As previously mentioned, there is no known cause of appendicitis; however, a majority of individuals often diagnosed with this disorder have experienced this condition as a result of abdominal obstructions and infections within the abdomen.

This is a truly painful condition, and if left untreated can cause the appendix to rupture and even explode within the cavities of the abdomen. An appendix burst can be prevented, however, by properly identifying appendix symptoms, such as swelling within the abdominal area, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.

Although these are some of the most common appendicitis symptoms in adults, not all individuals diagnosed with this condition experience all of the signs mentioned at the same time. Regardless of the symptoms experienced, it is imperative to seek medical attention immediately before the condition worsens.

Yearly, this common condition plagues millions of individuals all over the world. By properly identifying the signs and major symptoms of appendicitis and taking immediate action, this disorder can easily be alleviated.

Check also article on chronic appendicitis symptoms.

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