6 Emergency Signs of an Appendix About to Burst

6 Emergency Signs of an Appendix About to
Burst 1. Abdominal Pain According to Dr. Michael Payne, a gastroenterologist
at the Harvard affiliated Cambridge Health Alliance, appendicitis is difficult to diagnose
by doctors. Dr. Payne explains that although appendicitis
is “a very common illness…many people don’t have classic symptoms” aside from
dull pain in the abdomen. This pain is also often described by patients
as sharp pain that’s located near the navel and moves to the lower right abdomen and intensifies
very quickly. This pain often worsens with jarring (i.e.,
coughing) or movement. Medical professionals usually diagnose appendicitis
by placing hands on the patients belly. 2. Gas and Bloat Appendicitis often causes unexplained abdominal
boat as well as difficulty passing gas, which can cause a painful and severely swollen abdomen. This gas and bloating is similar to indigestion,
but without reason (i.e., no meatball subs in sight). If the bloating and gas cause bowel pain,
lower-right abdominal pain, difficulty sleeping, and gradually worsen rather than improve over
a day or to, consider that you may be suffering from appendicitis. 3. Appetite Loss Loss of appetite will often accompany discomfort
from gas, bloating, and abdominal swelling. After all, who wants to chow down when they’re
experiencing abdominal pain, right? However, if you’re also experiencing mild
diarrhea containing mucus, along with pain, bloating, gas, and nausea, you may be experiencing
appendicitis symptoms. 4. Nausea With gradually increasing abdominal pain,
appendicitis often causing mild nausea with vomiting sometimes close behind, very similar
to a stomach bug. However, unlike the flu, appendicitis will
not improve in a few day’s time. If the pain, nausea, and vomiting worsen with
time, it’s time to seek out emergency attention. 5. Low Grade Fever Appendicitis can also cause a flu-like, low
grade fever that can reach between 99-102 degrees Fahrenheit. The fever is often accompanied by chills,
clammy skin, nausea, and stomach pain so severe that you can’t stand upright. 6. Rebound Pain According to Health.com, many patient complain
of rebound tenderness in their lower-right abdominal region with appendicitis. For instance, rebound tenderness results when
pressure is placed on the abdominal area and then released. If you feel pain upon release, this medically
known as “rebound tenderness“. This appendicitis-related pain is often accompanied
by the other symptoms—such as chills, bloating, fever, nausea, and vomiting.

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