Signs and Symptoms of Appendicitis
Common signs and symptoms of appendicitis include:
- Pain in the lower-right area of the abdomen (stomach)
- Pain that intensifies when moving, taking deep breaths, coughing, or sneezing
- Loss of appetite
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Inability to pass gas
- Low fever that begins after other symptoms
- Abdominal swelling
- Feeling like a bowel movement will relieve the discomfort.
People who have the condition may not have all of the usual signs and symptoms. In addition, symptoms may be different or hard to diagnose in children, the elderly, and pregnant women. Those who experience possible signs and symptoms of appendicitis should see their doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
(Click Appendicitis Symptoms for more details on this topic, including how children, pregnant women, and elderly people may not always experience the common signs.)