Appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, is a medical emergency. It can lead to a rupture, and is a risk for peritonitis and shock. It can be life threatening.

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What side is your appendix on and where is it located?

Your appendix is located in right iliac region. That is on the right and lower side of your abdomen.

Can appendicitis pain come and go?

no....... you might have to get ur appendix removed, dont wait too long it will burst and within a month you could die. happend to my grandma. this is serious.

Can eating sunflower seeds give you appendicitis?

Sunflower seeds cannot in themselves cause appendicitis. Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix resulting from some sort of injury, such as trauma, impacted stool, or worms. While a diet high in fats may cause constipation and hence impacted stool, the sunflower seeds themselves are not the primary contributor, and are in fact less fatty than many other foods. Thus eating sunflower seeds is not enough to cause appendicitis, unless you are eating an extremely unhealthy diet.

Do tomato seeds causes appendicitis?


In some countries, tomato seeds are used to treat many diseases, such as maltornicitis and frudocycolosis. It may cause appendicitis in large doses, however.

Hope this helps!

Can dogs get appendicitis?

Yes, dogs can get appendicitis. This occurs when a dog eats too much salty or greasy foods such as human food scraps.

Does exercising after eating give you appendicitis?

No, it does not. This is a myth, most likely spawned by some homeopathic quack or other who "observed" that sometimes attacks of acute appendicitis happened to appear after a meal and then exercise. It is also possible to, if the appendix is infected, to have a flare up in the middle of the night, but this does not mean that sleeping causes appendicitis.

How common is it to have appendicitis while pregnant?

It's most likely the baby crushing your insides. I always had a lot of pain and I thought it was my gallbladder because the same situation is in my family as yours it's just our gallbladders. But pregnancy also bring the worst out, any problems you have or had will be magnified by the hormone changes. You should never do surgery during you pregnancy unless it is LIFE-threatening, so talk to your doctor about it and he will keep a close eye on your symptoms.

From my own net searches, I believe about one in 2,000 pregnant women get appendicitis. I may be one of them (waiting on tests).

Blood tests that show an increased white blood cell count may indicate the condition. Pain may present higher on the right side of the abdomen than normal, depending on how pregnant you are, as the uterus pushes internal organs up as it grows bigger.

Laparoscopy is used to detect appendicitis in pregnant women as soon as possible. Immediate surgery is necessary if tests are positive to prevent rupture of appendix and peritonitis which will endanger both mother and baby.

Therefore, don't ignore abdominal pain in pregnancy. Your baby will remain healthier for it and you will have peace of mind.

I am 6 months pregnant and my appendix burst. I have just got out of the hospital. It has been very painful and scary but I seem to be on the mend. The baby seems completely fine.

If this helps your own diagnosis, my pain was 2 inches to the right of my belly button, and then radiated up and down from there. So it's a lot higher than when you are not pregnant.

I am 7 months pregnant and just had my appendix removed. It was a fairly easy procedure, it is the recovery that is difficult.I had laparoscopic surgery done. I am glad I had the procedure done, my mind is at at ease now that I know the baby and I are out of the danger zone. Now I have labor and delivery to look forward to.

My Mom had her appendix out (it had burst) when she was 16 weeks pregnant with me.

I am now 51 with an IQ 137.

Try not to worry.

My aunt had appendicitis when she was pregnant. It had burst and it was awhile before she knew it so they had to air lift her to the hospitall because the poison it releases after if ruptures could have killed her and the baby but they were saved so if you think it has you really need to get to the doctors soon because it could put you and the baby in danger.

I was 5 months pregnant when my appendix burst. It was a pain like nothing I had ever felt, I could not move, lay on my sides, or walk. I was only comfortable laying in a lounge position. I went to the emergency room and was admitted for an appendicitis. I was there for 4 days, they took 2 ultrasounds a day, and when my gyno looked at me he determined it was a bladder infection and they sent me home. A little over a week later I woke one morning with fever shivers and was gushing out a very rancid smelling, dark brown, blood-like consistency. I went back to the hospital; it was my appendix, and the poisons that had ruptured a week before had collected, ruptured again and was coming out of me. I ended up going into labor that evening, I lost my baby, and because of the poisons/sepsis from the appendix, my lungs, liver, and kidneys started to shut down. I got ARDS: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome from the sepsis and was in ICU on a respirator for 18 days. The mortality rate is high with ARDS, I'm very lucky to be here. PLEASE - if you are experiencing any kind of pain in the abdomen, go see a doctor. Please do not let what happened to me happen to you. Do not leave the doctors/hospital until they have completely ruled out an appendicitis.

What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

Classic symptoms are: Moderate to severe pain usually starting first around the navel, moving later to right "iliac fossa" which is the part of your stomach next to your right hip bone.

Often, high temperature and vomiting.

This is a medical emergency due to the danger of the appendix rupturing, so seek medical advice asap!

Symptoms of appendicitis may vary between different people. Some encounter different feelings/sensations to others. The common symptoms of appendicitis may be- nausea/vomiting, mild diarrhea, loss of appetite and some form of constipation. If you have pain in your lower right abdomen and encounter the symptoms above you may find you have appendicitis.

The symptoms of appendicitis are sometimes vague to extreme pain. The pain will start in the abdominal area close to the bellybutton and move to the right where the appendix is. Other symptoms include constipation or diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and a low fever that apears to be in conjunction with the other symptoms.

Recovery time for gangrene appendicitis?

A non-specific thing to do when trying to recover is to start taking short walks every day--I started with as little as 4 houses down and back in my neighborhood. Don't overdo, but the movement will increase your stamina.

How do you know if you have appendicitis?

Try these tricks:

When there is abdominal pain, push down in the spot that it hurts the most. Does it hurt more when you are pushing in, or when you let go? If it hurts most when you let go, that's called rebound tenderness, and it's likely to be appendicitis.

Lay on your back, and lift your right leg without bending your knee. If it hurts really bad, it's likely to be appendicitis.

It rarely goes away. That happened with me several times. You will experience having farts that smell like diarrhea.

I don't believe there are any symptoms of you appendix. . . considering it is a part of your body. . . It doesn't really function as anything in particular, however, if bile gets caught in it during degestion, it will get infected and swell up. This is called appendicitis. It will swell and burst, releasing the infection into the rest of the body, eventually killing the host. (This is all if it isn't caught early on)
Based on your description in the Discussion area, best answer, you could. Your parents would be your best resource here. Seek medical attention, and let professional medical personnel determine it, not a world full of internet strangers.

How do you know if your appendix is going to burst?

As a patient you cannot know if the Appendix is burst. Appendix usually bursts if there is delay in presentation or delay in diagnosis. Clinically the pain will get worse and patient will develop signs of peritonitis with marked degree of guarding, high pulse rate and temperature to suggest perforation.

What happens if your appendix bursts?

My appendix ruptured when I was 16yrs old and I walked around for three to four days in pain (pretty much letting my body die from poison's I lost my appetite completely lost sleep (due to nightmares) and had turned ghost white. Got up and sat down like a woman in her third trimester of pregnancy It was bad. But this was all caused by me being afraid to go to the doctor. If I would have waited another 24 hours, I would have died. They misdiagnosed my ruptured appendix for a cyst on my ovary but when the started the surgery, poisons started flowing out of the incision. That is when they found out it was the appendix. Because I waited, I went through a longer surgery then I could have if I would have came in the first sign of pain, Instead of having to stay in the hospital for 24 hours and then going home I had to stay for two weeks, was fed through an IV, had a tube that went down my nose and throat to get the poisons out of my stomach, a tube coming out of my stomach to expel the blood, an IV in each arm, a catheter and ten staples in my stomach NOT FUN. Barely made it out of that one. If it wasn't for GOD and Dr.Harms, I wouldn't be here today. That is what can happen if you wait and your appendix bursts.

When your appendix bursts it spreads the infection to your entire abdominal cavity.

Antibiotics are very limited in what they can do with a massive infection such as peritonitis. You will almost certainly die. However, my sister lived through a burst appendix so I know it can be done.

Appendicitis is an infected and inflamed appendix. If left untreated it can burst. This results in peritonitis, an infection of the entire abdomen and the organs it contains. Unless quickly treated it leads to death.
If you don't receive immediate medical attention you may die of toxic shock !!!

What are some tips for recovering from appendicitis while pregnant?

Sophie: Partly it would depend on whether you had peritonitis or not (infection of peritoneal wall). If your appendix was caught before any further complications it might not be too bad but I dont know the effect on the fetus. It is now mid-January and how are you feeling. I had appendicitis that went undiagnosed at 8 1/2 months and was not found out until I had a c-section so I had a very difficult recovery, physically and emotionally. I felt that my birth experience was traumatic because of the undiagnosed appendicitis. You will probably do much better. Please let us know. Elaine in B.C.

Is appendicitis on the left or right side?

Most people will feel the pain of appendicitis start around the navel and then move to the right side. Because of human variation, it is possible for some patients to feel the pain on the left.

Is there any prevention of appendicitis?

Appendicitis is probably not preventable, although there is some indication that a diet high in green vegetables and tomatoes may help prevent appendicitis.

What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. Appendicitis is typically a surgical emergency, requiring a surgeon to remove the appendix before it bursts. If the appendix breaks open, the bile can cause a severe intra-abdominal and life-threatening infection.
Inflammation of the appendix, often leading to infection, and then necessitating an appendectomy, surgically.
Appendicitis is when the appendix becomes inflamed. If not removed, it can rupture and cause peritonitis, which can be fatal.

Is headache a sign of appendicitis?

No pain in the lower part of your abdomen is and fever. The pain can go on for days and get worse until one finally get that it's time to go to the hospital. It differs a bit between patients.

Yes, a headache can be one of the symptoms of appendicitis. I had appendicitis and a severe headache over a 3-day period was one of my symptoms, along with general pain in my abdomen, nausea and one bout of vomiting over the 3-day period.

Headache is the sign of a infection in your body or fever. It's not a typical symptom of appendicitis.

What happens when your appendix is about to burst?

You would feel severe abdominal pain. If you have extreme abdominal pain then seek medical treatment immediately. If your appendix does burst, you may die if you don't seek medical treatment immediately. It is called appendicitis and it is fatal without medical treatment.

How do you make yourself get appendicitis?

I do not know for sure, but I do not believe you can "make yourself get appendicitis" it is often caused by an intestinal blockage or a bacterial or viral infection. Some people just seem to be more predispositioned to have such a blockage occur and trying to block your intestines in attempt to cause appendicitis is extremely dangerous and can not only lead to horrible pains that may require a more invasive surgery than an appendectomy it may cause other infections to set in or cause your bowel to burst leading to death. So if you are trying to "make yourself get appendicitis" to get out of an obligation, try taking a few pointers from Ferris Bueller and finding a less drastic approach.

You can eat a toothbrush bristle, that will get stuck in your appendix causing you to get appendictis, and also fish bones, only small ones so that it will get stuck in to it

Symptoms of appendicitis?

Classic symptoms are: Moderate to severe pain usually starting first around the navel, moving later to right "iliac fossa" which is the part of your stomach next to your right hip bone. Often, high temperature and vomiting.

This is a medical emergency due to the danger of the appendix rupturing, so seek medical advice asap!

Can a burst appendix cause cancer?

No- but if not treated promptly, it will cause a life threatening infection.

Why does the appendix burst?

Usually it’s believed to be caused by a blockage in the lining of the appendix. When it can’t function the bacteria builds up and causes inflammation and infection. Contrary to popular belief, we actually do need our appendix. It regulates the amount of bacteria between the intestines like C. Diff. Sure, we don’t eat tree bark anymore and the advent of antibiotics greatly diminished the criticality of the appendix, but it’s not vestigial and it’s not at all useless.

Does sugar cause appendicitis?

No specific link between appendicits and sugar has been found, however, increased intake of fresh vegetables will lower the possibility of developping appendicits.