Acute Appendicitis

Acute appendicitis is an infection of the appendix, which is a small appendage inside the digestive system. The main symptom of appendicitis is abdominal pain. The pain may start at the navel (belly button) and then later move to the lower right area of the abdomen. The pain may also ...

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Symptoms of Acute Appendicitis

What are the symptoms of appendicitis? The most common symptom of appendicitis is pain in your abdomen. If you have appendicitis, you’ll most often have pain in your abdomen that

  • begins near your belly button and then moves lower ...
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Complications: Acute Appendicitis

The main complications of acute appendicitis can include:

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Complications of Acute Appendicitis

What are the complications of appendicitis? If appendicitis is not treated, it may lead to complications. The complications of a ruptured appendix are

  • peritonitis, which can be a dangerous condition. Peritonitis happens if your appendix bursts and infection spreads in ...
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Causes of Acute Appendicitis

What causes appendicitis? Appendicitis can have more than one cause, and in many cases the cause is not clear. Possible causes include:

  • Blockage of the opening inside the appendix
  • enlarged tissue in the wall of your appendix, caused by infection ...
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Causes List for Acute Appendicitis

Some possible causes of Acute Appendicitis or similar disorders may include:1

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Types of Acute Appendicitis

Some types of this condition may include:2 Types of Acute Appendicitis:

  • Acute Perforated Appendicitis
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Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis

Diagnosis: How do doctors diagnose appendicitis? Most often, health care professionals suspect the diagnosis of appendicitis based on your symptoms, your medical history, and a physical exam. A doctor can confirm the diagnosis with an ultrasound, x-ray, or MRI ...3

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Treatments: Acute Appendicitis

Treatment: How do doctors treat appendicitis? Doctors typically treat appendicitis with surgery to remove the appendix. Surgeons perform the surgery in a hospital with general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend surgery if you have continuous abdominal pain and fever, or ...4

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Prevention of Acute Appendicitis

Eating, Diet, & Nutrition How can your diet help prevent or relieve appendicitis? Researchers have not found that eating, diet, and nutrition cause or prevent appendicitis.? ...Source: NIDDK (NIH)5 ...

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References

  1. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ digestive-diseases/ appendicitis/ all-content
  4. ibid.
  5. ibid.

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