What are the signs of appendicitis?

Early or late? Early may be non specific signs. Mild upper abd discomfort on exam. Later can be fever, dehydration from vomiting or diarrhea, rapid heart rate, pain in right lower quadrant of abdomen, "rebound" tenderness (hurts worse after pressing in), with heel drop, bringing right knee to chest, stretching it out, tenderness on rectal exam. Thinking maybe? See a doc now!
Abdominal pain. Signs & symptoms of appendicitis include abdominal pain, that often starts generalized, then localizes to the right lower quadrant; nausea, sometimes with vomiting; and fever. It can, however, look different. If you are really worried, see your dr.

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What's the signs of appendicitis?

Appendicitis. PAIN! If you have pain near your appendix you must go immediately to the nearest Emergency facility. If they agree that you have appendicitis you will be sent to a surgeon. Hope all goes well.

What can be initial signs of appendicitis?

The early. Symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton & then localizes to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen; some nausea, maybe with vomiting; and decreased appetite (anorexia). Early signs of appendicitis are abdominal tenderness that ultimately localizes to the rlq; there is discomfort with movement (e.g., the bumps in the road cause pain).

What are the most common signs of appendicitis?

The early symptoms. Of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton and then localizes to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen; some nausea, maybe with vomiting; and decreased appetite (anorexia). Early signs of appendicitis are abdominal tenderness that ultimately localizes to the rlq; there is discomfort with movement (e.g., the bumps in the road cause pain).

What are the signs and symptoms of appendicitis?

RLQ pain. Most appendicitis is caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix. Common causes are fecoliths (small pieces of stool,) enlarged lymph within the organ, even tumor. The usual presentation is a vague pain in mid abdomen that moves to settle in right lower quadrant, associated with nausea, loss of appetite, and fever. Not diarrhea. Peaks to rupture in 24-72 hrs. Seek attention. Good luck.