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Video: Appendicitis: Symptoms And Causes
Appendicitis: symptoms and causes
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix of the cecum, which requires prompt surgical intervention. Appendicitis is not contagious and is not contagious. It most often occurs between the ages of 10 and 30, but none of the ages is an exception.
Any symptoms in medicine are conventionally divided into primary and secondary. Attention should be paid to the primary symptoms, so as not to waste valuable time, the result of delay can be disastrous.
The main (primary) symptoms of appendicitis include pain in the navel, which gradually passes to the lower right side of the abdomen. The difference from another kind of pain is that this pain does not stop even when taking anesthetic and has a cramping character. The pain gets worse over time. Any movement causes unbearable pain. There may also be nausea, vomiting, fever, white coating on the tongue - this should already be attributed to secondary symptoms.
Appendicitis can be both acute and chronic. There are slight differences in symptoms between the two.
In acute appendicitis, the following symptoms are observed: a feeling of discomfort somewhere in the stomach, pain from the navel grows rapidly and goes down the abdomen. Nausea and vomiting are observed. Severe pain occurs on palpation. The temperature rises. At the first symptoms of acute appendicitis, the patient should be hospitalized.
Chronic appendicitis develops shortly after suffering an attack of acute appendicitis, which did not require medical intervention. In this case, with chronic appendicitis, the following processes are observed:
repetition of painful attacks of acute appendicitis, mostly they are provoked by even minor physical exertion or occur with sudden movements;
- decreased appetite;
- the appearance of causeless irritation in the patient can be observed.
With chronic appendicitis, medical supervision is simply necessary.
So, the main visual symptom of appendicitis is, as a rule, restless behavior of the patient, trying to take a comfortable position to reduce abdominal pain.
Pain with appendicitis ranges from acute to mild. Pain in appendicitis is like a cramping character.
Nausea is also a sign of appendicitis. Also, the work of the entire gastrointestinal tract is disrupted and the patient feels the urge to defecate.
A special and complex case is appendicitis in pregnant women. Symptoms are similar in nature to labor pains, so only qualified specialists can make the correct diagnosis.
Symptoms in both adults and children are the same, but there are some points to pay attention to. The child cannot always explain what exactly and how it hurts. Can not be given, cry, curl up in order to somehow ease the pain. Therefore, you can only guess about appendicitis by the behavior of the child.
Symptoms can be varied, and the individuality of the human body also contributes. For some, an increase in temperature can be attributed to symptoms of appendicitis, for others, for example, a rapid heart rate will be one of the symptoms.
With symptoms of appendicitis, you should not use any medications, this can make it difficult for specialists to work when helping a patient.
The reasons for the development of appendicitis disease should be attributed to the blockage of the appendix, sometimes this is a consequence of the accumulation of various kinds of waste in it (small hairs, seed husks and small bones, etc.).
Diagnosis of appendicitis can be done in health care facilities. It will not show specific changes in the body, only general signs of the body's standard reaction to inflammation. Appendicitis is better diagnosed in the acute phase of the disease, to which it is better not to delay. At the first symptoms of appendicitis, you should immediately consult a doctor to prevent negative health effects.
At the first sign of appendicitis, you should immediately consult a doctor. Self-diagnosis is not worth it, and self-medication - even more so.
Anyone can recognize the signs of appendicitis. It is necessary to remember that a timely response to symptoms will provide faster and better quality assistance from specialists.
Author: Zhanna Sh. (Specially for Calorizator.ru)
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