All you need to know about Appendicitis
What is the appendix? Where is it located?
The appendix is a tube that is the size of your finger and is found at the attachment point of the large and small intestines is called the appendix. It is located on the lower right side of the abdomen. There is no known function for it.
What is appendicitis and who gets it?
Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed. The pain in your lower right abdomen is caused by appendicitis. In most patients, though, pain begins about the navel and eventually spreads. Appendicitis discomfort usually worsens as the inflammation worsens, finally becoming severe. Appendicitis can affect anyone, however, it is most common in individuals between the ages of 10 and 30. Surgical removal of the appendix is the standard treatment. An inflamed appendix can produce sporadic pain. It could also rupture, causing excruciating discomfort. Bacteria can spread across the abdominal cavity if an appendix ruptures. Peritonitis is a severe, sometimes fatal infection caused by these bacteria.
What are the causes and symptoms of appendicitis?
While it is not clear what causes appendicitis, in many cases, there is more than one cause for appendicitis.
Causes for appendicitis include:
- Trauma to the abdomen
- The appendix’s connection to the intestines is blocked
- Infection of the digestive tract
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBD)
- Appendix growths
Some of the signs and symptoms of appendicitis include:
- Sudden pain that starts around the navel and moves to the lower right abdomen
- Coughing, walking, or other jarring movements aggravate the pain
- Vomiting and nausea
- Appetite loss
- Low-grade fever, which may become more severe as the illness advances
- Diarrheas or constipation
- Bloating in the abdomen
Treatment at Samata Hospital
With 40 years of experience and thousands of successfully treated patients, we at Samata Hospital will ensure you the best possible treatment. With the advancements in technology and in the field of surgery, we have made sure that our department is at par with these developments. The patients are treated under the guidance and care of Dr. Ashish Dhadas, a renowned and respected name in the medical fraternity. All aspects of the patient’s treatment are explained in great depth which helps the patient and their family make the correct choice for them. If you are looking to get appendix surgery in Dombivli, then Samata Hospital is the best multispecialty hospital for your treatment.