Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix swells and fills with pus. Appendix is ​​a finger-shaped pouch that sticks out from the large intestine in the lower right side of your abdomen. Appendix important function is unknown, but it does not mean that it can cause problems.

Appendicitis pain starts around the belly button and then spread to the lower right abdomen. Appendicitis usually raised in 12 to 18 hours and it quickly became very severe.

Appendicitis can affect anyone, but is most common in those aged 10 to 30 years. Standard treatment appendicitis is surgery to remove the appendix.


Signs and symptoms of appendicitis include:

• Pain that starts itching around the abdomen and often spread to the lower right abdomen

• a sharp pain in a few hours

• Sense of resistance when you press the lower right abdomen

• sharp pain in the right lower abdomen that occurs when the area in the press and then the pressure was released to go to fast

• Pain that worsens when you cough, walk or make a shaking motion

• Nausea

• Vomiting

• Loss of appetite

• Low-grade fever

• Constipation

• Difficult flatulence

• Diarrhea

• Swelling in the abdomen

Location of pain varies, based on the age and place of your appendix. Children and pregnant women in particular may have appendicitis pain in different places.

Causes & Risk Factors


The cause of appendicitis can occur because of:

• Blockage. Leftover food or hardened dirt that can get stuck in the hole in the abdominal cavity that fills your appendix

• Infection. Appendicitis can also be due to infection, such as gastrointestinal viral infection, or it may be due to other kinds of swelling.

In both cases, the bacteria can invade rapidly, causing the appendix becomes inflamed and filled with pus. If not treated properly, the appendix can rupture.