Appendicitis is a very scary condition to have. If the appendix, an organ in your lower right side abdomen of your body, becomes diseased it can become fatal. That is called Acute Appendicitis. If you are not treated right away, your appendix can actually burst letting fecal matter go into your abdomen which may lead to a deadly infection. That is why it is critical that a person know what the signs and symptoms of appendicitis are. There are many signs and symptoms of appendicitis.
The very first symptom that something is wrong with your appendix is pain. The pain may start near your belly button and then it can travel toward the right side of your abdomen. It may feel slightly painful at first and then that pain worsens. The pain just keeps getting worse. The pain will get worse with any kind of movement, and it will especially hurt when you touch the appendix area.
Another sign of appendicitis is that your urine will be different then usual. It may hurt to urinate. Always check your urine after you urinate. There may be blood in it. It is never good when you have blood in your urine. You should always get checked out by your doctor if you see blood in your urine.
A fever of any kind may indicate that you have appendicitis. So watch out for a low fever. Also watch out for a high fever because that means your appendicitis may be abscessed already. If you have a high fever you may also have chills with it. Take your temperature every hour if you think you may have appendicitis.
You may feel lots of pressure in your abdomen because you are constipated. You may feel like you have lots of gas bubbles in your belly. However, you may not be able to actually pass that gas like usual. You abdomen will just feel full and uncomfortable. It may feel like it is swelling. There is a chance you may have the opposite of constipation and have diarrhea too.
You may also experience other symptoms of acute appendicitis. There could be a loss of appetite. You could experience nausea and vomiting. Your heartbeat may be feeling like it is beating extra hard. If you experience any of these signs and symptoms of appendicitis, you should go to the hospital immediately. It could save your life.