What side is the apendix on and how ca you tell if something is wrong her stomach hurt really bad on the left side, it hurts to put pressure on her stomach and it hurts her to have a tampon in when it never has before

Appendicitis . Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix - a small, finger-like protrusion from the colon. It is considered a surgical emergency. The symptoms of appendicitis usually worsen over a period of 12-18 hours. The things to look for are: - an achy pain that starts around your belly button and eventually moves down and to the right - pain that worsens with jarring movements - nausea or loss of appetite - vomiting - fever - constipation or diarrhea - inability to pass gas of course, nothing is always straightforward, so not everyone with appendicitis will have all of these symptoms or pain on the right side. If you are having severe abdominal pain in general - you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room.