July 14, 2011
Health Tip: Take Appendicitis Symptoms Seriously
Recognize these warning signs
(HealthDay News) -- While the appendix doesn't appear to have a real job in the body, it quickly becomes a concern when inflammation of the organ -- known as appendicitis -- sets in.
The Cleveland Clinic mentions these warning signs of appendicitis:
- Vomiting and nausea.
- Pain in the lower-right area of the abdomen that becomes worse when touched.
- Soreness just above the belly button that may extend to the lower-right area of the belly.
- Aforementioned pain that worsens when coughing, sneezing, moving around or taking a deep breath.
- Running a mild fever.
- Having diarrhea, constipation or being unable to pass gas.
- Loss of appetite.
- Abdominal swelling.