What Does The Pain Feel Like When Your Appendix Hurts?

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Amalia Syeda-Aguirre Profile
Appendicitis is when indigestible food, delivered from the small intestine to the large intestine, flows into the appendix but gets blocked. This stops the appendix from performing the muscle contraction to keep this material flowing through the bowels. The inflammation, appendicitis, then causes acute pain, fever, nausea, vomiting and a loss of appetite, but fortunately the appendix easily removed.

Appendicitis can occur suddenly, and can easily wake you up at night. The pain will occur before other symptoms and begins near the belly button and moves lower and to the right. This area is known as the Lower Right Quadrant. It will feel like a new pain, and progressively worsen. It will hurt to move around, take deep breaths, cough or sneeze. Aside the earlier symptoms, you might also get constipation or diarrhoea, or be unable to pass gas. When going to the toilet you will notice that passing stool will relieve discomfort; this would indicate the pressure release from around the bowels.

The entrance to the appendix is called the appendiceal lumen. Mucus backs up in it, causing bacteria to multiply and make the appendix swell. Sources of obstruction can be faeces, parasites, growths, inflammatory bowel disease or general trauma to the abdomen, just to name a few.

An inflamed appendix will more likely than not burst. The pain from the swelling will be apparent, unless you have an extremely high pain threshold. The bursting then spreads this bacterial build up, as well as other unwanted materials, through the abdomen. This combination of all the bad stuff the body wanted to leave is, effectively, poison, and cab lead to a dangerous condition called peritonitis.

There are three types of Appendicitis: Grumbling Appendix (a minor infection), Appendicitis (major infection - removal necessary) and Peritonitis (ruptured appendix - severe).

In the event of such pain consult your GP/Family Doctor if suitable. If it is out of hours, or the pain is so severe you can't bear it, go to an A+E or E.R. For immediate assistance. Advanced diagnosis can result in quicker, easier treatment and better recovery.
Sharon Profile
Sharon answered
It can be a rebound pain. You may only have tenderness to touch in the location of the appendex area. Depending of the severity of the  bad appendix the pain can be tolerable to pure heck. It is usually accompanied by fever and nausea. There are many symptoms alike for different things so what you don't want to do is take a laxative until it has been confirmed that your appendix is not causing you the health problem. Please do not take a laxative. If you don't know what is causing your pain, please see a Doctor. An appendix may not something you need to live, but if it burst, it is full of poison and can be fatal.
Jodi Something Profile
Jodi Something answered
You generally have pain in the right lower quadrant(RLL) and when you push in that area the pain will increase. It usually hurts more when you are releasing the pressure not as much going in. You can have a fever and nausea/vomiting. The pain commonly increases when you walk.
Deborah Wacker Profile
Deborah Wacker answered
You will have a deep knawing pain in your lower right quadrant or right lower side in front. It can come and go at first, but will rapidly get worse. Don't wait to long to get checked because it can burst and then you'll end up with a severe infection!
Arun Raj Profile
Arun Raj answered
Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix that can affect one in 450 people annually. People who are in the age group of 15 and 28 are more prone to appendicitis. An infection works its way into the appendix if it is blocked. Such an affected appendix can become swollen and filled with pus.

Appendicitis is described by a strong abdominal soreness in the lower right side of the stomach. The associated indicators are nausea, fever and vomiting. On the first sight, it is not possible for the doctor to decide if you are really suffering from appendicitis. You will probably need to do some blood tests and a test known as 'abdominal ultrasound'.

It is the time to call your doctor if you have a combination of these signs:

• You undergo an occasional high fever.
• Your stomach pain keeps on deteriorating and you are feeling nauseous.
• You are vomiting.
• You sense faint and have persisting headache.
• You see blood in your stools.
• You feel dehydrated and are passing less urine.
• You have dryness in your mouth.

A surgery is suggested to remove your appendix so that the problem is cured permanently.
Melanie Profile
Melanie answered
I have been having a pain in my stomach lower right side, it started when I got my period and it feels like I have to make a bowel movement but when I go nothing happens. Can appendicitus be confused with gas??
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I have pains in my right side of stomach I can't locate it does it means I have appendix problem
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Anonymous commented
Hi,
Thank you for the information. I have the same problem. I had a pain in my right side two weeks ago now. I did blood test, Urine test and xray and scan by a gyneocologist. They could not find anyting and all they said normal, except that i have costipation problem in the ride bowel more than the other parts. They found that my temperature is also normal and i dont have fever. For the blood test they could not find any increase in the white blood cells. I already went to four doctors now. Tw
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Anonymous answered
My lower right side hurts and it also hurts to move but it goes away and comes back and it hurts when I push it and the only way to make the pain go away is to lift my right leg and bend it until its pushing very hard on my chest and my head is bent over it. Do I have appendicitis?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Siento raro junto al ombligo en el costado derecho desde hace mas de una semana no tengo nauseas ni vomitos pero si me presiono esa area siento raro que sera?
Kyoko Katayama Profile
Kyoko Katayama answered
It can range from a persistent dull ache which worsen or starts to throb to an unbearable pain that feels like a hot sword is being driven through your guts.

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