25 Reasons to Visit an ER for Appendicitis
In the lower, right-hand side of your body sits the appendix, a pouch-like organ whose function in the body is largely unknown with some experts arguing that it may be a place where good bacteria are stored while others say it is mostly redundant and useless, left behind as humans evolved. When the appendix is inflamed or infected, then this is what appendicitis is. A ruptured appendix due to the inflammation or infection can be life threatening, and as such one should visit an ER for the following reasons that are outlined in this article as far as appendicitis goes.
One of the earliest signs of appendicitis is if one is experiencing abdominal pain starting near your bellybutton which grows sharper and more intense as it spreads towards the lower right side of the abdomen. If one experiences this, they should visit an ER as soon as possible.
If one is also experiencing nausea and vomiting as well as the abdominal pain stated above, then visiting an ER should be the next step to be undertaken.
Loss of appetite to go with the abdominal pain associated with appendicitis is yet another reason that should ensure one visits an ER.
If one is also experiencing some abdominal swelling to go with the abdominal pain, then they should ensure they pay the ER a visit.
Another additional symptom to look at as far as appendicitis is concerned is fever and chills, with those experiencing this being advised to head over to the ER to be assessed.
Another reason to visit an ER for appendicitis as is covered in frontlineer.com is if one is experiencing an inability to pass gas.
The abdominal pain that is associated with appendicitis as well as diarrhea is another sign that you should head over to the ER as soon as you can.
Another reason to keep your eyes peeled for over and above the abdominal pain associated with appendicitis is constipation, which should ensure you visit an ER as well.
If the abdominal pain is accompanied by pain and difficulty while urinating, then visiting an ER should be the next thing one does.
Speaking of urine, if one is also experiencing low-output urine, way below the normal standards, one should ensure they also visit an ER.
Abdominal pain accompanied by sharp back pain is another thing to look out for and definitely reason enough to visit an ER.
Severe cramps are also another reason put forward over at frontlineer.com, as reason enough to visit an ER for appendicitis.
If you are also experiencing pain from slight jostling of the abdomen like jumping and such, you should also head over to the ER.
Another reason to visit an ER for appendicitis is intense abdominal pain when taking a deep breath, which should be taken seriously.
If you are also experiencing some intense abdominal pain when you sneeze or even cough, then you should visit an ER for appendicitis too.
Tenderness of abdominal area and its muscles, especially when you touch and press, is another reason to ensure you visit an ER for appendicitis.
If one is experiencing sharp abdominal pain, the type associated with appendicitis, as well as extreme thirst, one should ensure they visit an ER.
Another reason that has been forward by the experts over at frontlineer.com as far as visiting an ER for appendicitis is if one is experiencing sharp abdominal pain as well as a feeling of extreme, unexplained fatigue.
Since abdominal pain can sometimes be easy to take lightly, if it is persistent and isn’t easing even after home care and over-the counter medication, one should also head over to the ER. One shouldn’t wait for more than 48 hours as that can lead to the appendix rapturing.
While the above symptoms are associated with appendicitis before treatment, there are those that should lead to one visit an ER after treatment, specifically if one has undergone an appendectomy. One of these is if one is experiencing increased pain after appendectomy, which is not easing.
If you are also experiencing extreme dizziness after having an appendectomy, then you should also ensure you head over to the ER.
Another reason to head over to the ER is if there is some blood in the urine or vomit after having your appendectomy.
If you are also experiencing some redness of your incision as well as increased pain after having your appendectomy, you should also head over to the ER.
As is covered over at frontlineer.com, another reason to visit an ER is if there is some pus on the wound after the appendectomy.
If you are also experiencing uncontrolled vomiting as well as fever after the appendectomy, then you should also head over to the ER as soon as possible.
Given appendicitis may be life-threatening, the above reasons should be taken seriously with more on this and other topics to be found over at frontlineer.com.