In this condition there is inflammation of appendix which is the finger like pouch shaped structure presents at lower colon on lower right side of abdomen.


Appendicitis presents as:Appendicitis Symptoms Treatment

  • Acute pain at lower right portion of abdomen
  • Pain usually starts at navel point and radiates to lower right portion of abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Decrease appetite
  • Low grade fever
  • Abdomen bloating and flatulence
  • Constipation

Major cause is the infection of appendix lining that occur because of blockage. Infection occur resulting in pus formation. Appendix may rupture if not treated.

  • Rupture of appendix
  • Abscess formation in abdomen
  • Detailed history of pain and its relation.
  • Complete general physical and abdomen examination
  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Imaging test like CT scan, MRI etc

Major treatment options are:

  • Appendectomy is usually done which involves the removal of inflamed appendix.
  • Drainage of abscess is necessary before undergoing surgery.
Home Remedies
  • Limit your physical hectic activities after appendectomy
  • Use pillow or other things to support abdomen during coughing.
  • Sleep more to be healed properly after appendectomy
  • If pain medications are not working consult your doctor.
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