The appendix is a small worm-like structure attached to the cecum, the beginning of the colon, on the lower right side of the abdomen. During first few years of life, appendix functions as part of the immune system, but after that, it does not have any known function. Sudden inflammation of appendix is known as Appendicitis- and if you are able to recognize its symptoms, you can prevent serious appendicitis complications from occurring. The most serious complication of appendicitis is an infection of the lining of your abdominal cavity (peritonitis). This may occur if your appendix ruptures (perforates) and the contents of your intestines and infectious organisms invade the peritoneal cavity. Peritonitis is a medical emergency.
The conclusion of an infected appendix starts with an intensive history and physical examination. As patients usually have an elevated temperature, there is moderate to severe tenderness in the right lower abdomen, when the doctor physically examines it. On the off chance that, inflammation has spread to the peritoneum, there can be a
frequently rebound tenderness. Rebound tenderness is pain that is worse when the doctor quickly releases his or her hand after gently pressing on the abdomen over the area of tenderness.
The following tests are usually used to make the diagnosis:
Blood test to look for signs of infection
Urine test to rule out other conditions, such as a bladder infection
Computerised tomography (CT) scan or an ultrasound scan to see if the appendix is swollen.
The main advantages are:
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