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How to know you have appendicitis



The first indication would be intense pain in the lower abdomen of course. In fact the appendicitis pain begins around your belly button and then gradually moves towards the lower right portion of your stomach. If not attended to in a timely manner appendicitis can burst and cause death. Why does appendicitis happen in the first place?

Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix due to multiplication of bacteria due to either some gastrointestinal infection or some blockage in the appendix.

Coming back to the indications, it is not necessary that in the case of appendicitis the pain always starts around the belly button and then moves towards the lower right portion of your stomach; the pain may occur anywhere so you must pay close attention to severe stomach pain whenever it occurs.

As the bacteria spreads so does the pain. The pain increases when you move around or walk but you feel relief when you lie on your side and pull your knees towards your chest. Other signs of you having appendicitis are, constant feeling of lower bowel movement, sudden loss of appetite, abdominal swelling, diarrhea and constipation, and severe pain in the back. Even if one of these symptoms appear and prolong you should immediately consult your physician.

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