Appendicitis - What are the symptoms of appendicitis?
BMJ Group Medical Reference
The first thing you'll probably feel if you have appendicitis is pain around your belly button.
After about four to six hours, the pain may travel to the right side of your lower abdomen.
You probably won't feel like eating and you might vomit. You may also:
Have cramp-like pain in your abdomen
Have a slight temperature (about 37.7 °C to 38.3 °C, or 100 °F to 101 °F)
Have constipation or, less commonly, diarrhoea
Have pain that gets worse when you move, take a deep breath, cough, or sneeze
Feel like you need to pass a stool
Feel more comfortable being bent over, or lying with your knees drawn up.
But not everybody gets all of these symptoms. You might not get these symptoms if you:
If your child has a pain in their abdomen and a high temperature, they are more likely to have appendicitis than if they just have a pain in their abdomen.
If you think that you or your child might have appendicitis, see your doctor or go to hospital immediately.
Diabetes is a condition that causes too much sugar (glucose) to circulate in the blood. It happens when the body stops making a hormone called insulin (type 1 diabetes) or when insulin stops working (type 2 diabetes).
Diarrhoea is when you have loose, watery stools and you need to go to the toilet far more often than usual. Doctors say you have diarrhoea if you need to go to the toilet more than three times a day.
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