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Appendicitis is a common emergency surgery that affects the abdomen. About 10% of people will have it at some point in their lives.
Appendicitis is caused by the blockage of the appendix.
The blockage may as well be caused by various infections such as virus, bacteria, or parasites in the digestive tract or due to the swelling of the lymphatic tissue that lines the wall of the appendix.
Types of appendicitis are Acute appendicitis and Chronic appendicitis.
Infection in the digestive tract, Abdominal or traumatic injury, Constipation or buildup of hardened stool, Tumor in the appendix, Inflammatory bowel disease, Increased/enlarged lymphoid follicles and Increased number of intestinal worms, also known as Ascaris.
Symptoms like pain initiating from the belly button and moving towards the lower right side of the abdomen, Indigestion, Loss of appetite, Constipation, Nausea and vomiting, Fever, Swollen abdomen, Inability to pass gas, and Diarrhea
Need to have a blood test to find out how many white blood cells you have. White blood cells can help doctors figure out if you have an infection or inflammation.
The doctor may want you to do a urinalysis to make sure that a kidney stone or urinary tract infection is not causing you any pain or discomfort.
If you are having a lot of pain or discomfort, you might need an abdominal x-ray. This test will help doctors see if you have appendicitis or any other problems.
Ultrasound is another type of imaging test that uses sound waves to make pictures of the inside of your abdomen and pelvic region. This test can help the doctor look for inflammation, abscess formation and other problems with your appendix.
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan
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