A ruptured appendix or appendix burst may lead to the death of about 0.01 percent or perhaps fewer than that. Hence, there are not many outcomes of death from appendicitis.
There is no apparent cause of appendicitis. An obstruction in the appendix can cause appendicitis. Obstruction is usually because of an accumulation of fecal matter, worms, injury, and even cancer. Appendicitis is not a hereditary disease and is not transmittable from person to person.
If the appendix ruptures, abdomen get filled by feces. That time is of the medical emergency.
For identifying the symptoms of appendix, you should know what side of body is appendix present? It lies at lower right abdomen. This helps in finding pain location.
If you have appendicitis, you may encounter one or more of the following symptoms or signs:
- Dull pain near the navel or the upper abdomen that becomes sharp as it migrates to the lower right abdomen. Pain occurs abruptly. This pain will aggravate if you move, walk, or even cough.
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Abdominal swelling
- Low-grade fever
- Inability to pass gas
Appendicitis can be diagnosed by performing a physical exam. Tenderness in the lower right quadrant of your abdomen may be due to appendicitis.
A CBC (Complete Blood Test) is done to detect any bacterial infection caused by appendicitis. A urine test is done to rule out urinary tract infection. A CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis can help in evaluating abdominal pain suspected of being caused by appendicitis.
The best treatment for appendicitis is surgery to remove the appendix (appendectomy)before the appendix ruptures.
So relax when you have appendicitis pain, visit your doctor and ask for medicine.