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How to Prevent Appendicitis

Many people want to know how to prevent appendicitis. Although there is no way to prevent appendicitis, people who are able to recognize appendicitis symptoms may be able to prevent more serious appendicitis symptoms from occurring.

How to Prevent Appendicitis: A Summary

There is no known way to prevent appendicitis. However, if you are able to recognize appendicitis symptoms, you can prevent serious appendicitis complications from occurring.
Common symptoms of appendicitis include:
  • Pain in the abdomen, first around the belly button, then moving to the lower right area
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Low fever that begins after other symptoms
  • Abdominal swelling.
Not everyone with appendicitis will have all of the symptoms, especially children, pregnant women, and the elderly. (Click Appendicitis Symptoms to learn more about symptoms of appendicitis, including symptoms in pregnant women, children, and the elderly.)

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