Inflammation of the appendix may result in appendicitis — a dangerous condition which should be addressed promptly by a general surgeon.
Appendicitis can be a life threatening condition, because, in some cases, the appendix may burst. By recognizing and understanding the symptoms of appendicitis, San Dimas patients can address the condition prior to it becoming an emergency situation.
What are the Common Appendicitis Symptoms?
For most people, the first sign of appendicitis is abdominal pain and the other symptoms of this condition follow shortly. It’s important to see a doctor as soon as you start to feel like the abdominal pain is unusual or more extreme than usual. Appendicitis can occur in patients of all ages and at any time.
It can happen to relatively healthy people as well as people who have other health conditions. It’s important to recognize the early signs and symptoms so that the appendix can be removed before it bursts, avoiding significant health complications and fatality risks.