Inflammation of the Appendix is often mistaken for food poisoning or acute enterocolitis. But if you pay attention to the character of the pain and other symptoms, it is possible yourself, if not to determine appendicitis, then at least to assume it and to seek timely help.
Sharp, sometimes vague aching pain is the main symptom of acute appendicitis. It is seen most often in the lower right abdomen, but not infrequently its localization in the navel or stomach. However, focus lower right, it can in a few hours.
Low-the pain can also be a symptom of appendicitis, especially if during the day it is growing, and with cough and movement it increases. In some cases the pain experienced in the inner thighs.
The tension of the abdominal muscles when appendicitis occurs from pain. Because of this same right leg is reflexively drawn in to the abdomen in supine and standing, so while walking appears limp.
Nausea and vomiting are accompanying symptoms of appendicitis. Because they can be signs of many diseases of the digestive system, suspected inflammation of the Appendix only if they cause specific pain, but not by themselves.
The temperature increase is accompanied by not all cases of appendicitis. Often it reaches 37.5 or remains normal. High temperature often rises, when the inflammation passes into the already festering for. It is often found with the erased symptoms or late referral for medical assistance.
The appearance of the above symptoms, try to determine appendicitis independently using the method of Shchetkina-bljumberga. Take position, lying on your back with straightened legs. Fingers slowly push down below the navel and sharply let go of my hand. If it gives much pain in the navel, groin or left side - don't wait too long, call an ambulance or go to the hospital.