Signs and symptoms of appendicitis in adults

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Everything you need to know about appendicitis

Appendicitis - Symptoms - NHS

COVID is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Get the latest public health information from CDC: www. The most common symptom of appendicitis is pain in your abdomen. Symptoms can be different for each person and can seem like the following conditions that also cause pain in the abdomen:. Appendicitis can have more than one cause, and in many cases the cause is not clear.


Appendicitis is a condition where the appendix becomes swollen, inflamed, and filled with pus. The appendix is a small finger-shaped pouch on the right side of the abdomen, connected to the colon. The exact role of the appendix is not clear.
Back to Appendicitis. Appendicitis typically starts with a pain in the middle of your tummy abdomen that may come and go. Within hours, the pain travels to your lower right-hand side, where the appendix is usually located, and becomes constant and severe. If these options are not available, call NHS for advice. In women, symptoms similar to those of appendicitis can sometimes have a gynaecological cause, such as an ectopic pregnancy , menstrual pain or pelvic inflammatory disease PID.