Appendicitis is a medical condition where the appendix is inflamed. Appendix is the small tube-like organ in the first part of the large intestine, it is located at the right lower part of the abdomen but has no known function. Appendicitis is when there is a blockage inside the appendix.
This is a medical emergency, because when the appendix is blocked, pressure is increased inside it and the flow of blood is being affected that may lead to inflammation. When the appendix breaks open, it will infect your body.
Surgery to remove appendix is always the treatment for this condition. Anyone can experience this and most people between ages 10 to 30 are the ones most likely to suffer from this.
Here are some symptoms of appendicitis:
- severe pain and swelling in the lower right part of the abdomen
- loss of appetite
- constipation or diarrhea
- having trouble letting gas pass
- low fever
- nausea and vomiting