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Appendicitis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the infection?

Appendicitis often starts with mild pain near the navel. The pain gradually moves to the right lower part of the abdomen. It worsens with time, and is more intense when the person moves. Other symptoms of appendicitis may include:

  • diarrhea
  • fever in the later stages of appendicitis
  • loss of appetite
  • If the infection continues, the appendix may rupture. When this occurs, there is often relief of the pain for a short while. This improvement is followed by more intense but similar pain.

    Chronic appendicitis is rare. It causes a milder pain in the right lower abdomen that may come and go.

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    Appendicitis: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Michael Peetz, MD
    Reviewer: William M. Boggs, MD
    Date Reviewed: 06/01/01

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