It is necessary to know clearly on what symptoms you can determine appendicitis in order to seek medical attention in a timely manner. Everyone knows that appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, which is accompanied by an attack of abdominal pain. In addition, with appendicitis there are a lot of other symptoms that you need to know.
This may be loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting. Sometimes attacks of appendicitis are accompanied by constipation, back pain or low-grade temperature. But still abdominal pain is the most pronounced sign of appendicitis. Sometimes the pain is so severe that the patient can not even accurately point to the place of its greatest concentration, determine the place of the source of pain.
But in most cases pain still concentrates in one place - in the lower right side of the abdomen - where the appendix is located. Many patients describe this pain as painful and very different from any other pain. Following the pain, there is a lack of appetite, nausea comes in. In some cases, people experience severe uncontrolled vomiting.
This suggests that the intestine may be clogged, and in this case it is urgent to seek urgent medical attention. Another symptom with appendicitis is constipation, which is due to all the same blockage of the intestine.
Even with appendicitis, you may experience a feeling of puffiness or pain, as in the formation of gas in the intestine. Even the look of the stomach seems to be bloated. Subfebrile temperature appears. But when the appendicitis still breaks, the temperature jumps up critically.
Know that even if one or two symptoms related to inflammation of the appendicum occur, prompt and urgent need to call "quick help" and go to a medical facility - if appendicitis breaks out - it will already be a real life threat.
In the hospital, doctors conduct tests quickly to determine the exact cause of the patient's condition and the severity of the symptoms. This will necessarily be physical examination, blood collection for analysis, which will determine the concentration of white blood cells, X-ray examination or CT to check the appendix for inflammation or rupture.
If it still turns out to be appendicitis, the patient immediately operates - the removal of the hearth of inflammation - this is still the only way to prevent the infection of the whole body and save human life.