Appendicitis disease, known as The appendix is a disease characterized by inflammation of the appendix or also known as appendicitis.
Actually own appendix is a small protrusion, which protrusion is located in the intestine exactly in the large intestine in the border area between the small intestine, this assertion has a similar shape and size of a small finger. Normally, the appendix sits in the lower right abdomen.Although the appendix is classified as a defense organ of the body however regarded as a less important organ, even so when patients suffer from inflammation of the appendix should be immediate treatment.
What Cause Acute Appendicitis?
The mucus or stool hardens, becomes rock-like, and blocks the opening. This rock is called a fecalith (literally, a rock of stool). At the other time, it might be that the lymphatic tissue in the appendix swells and blocks the opening. After the blockage occurs, bacteria which normally are found within the appendix begin to invade (infect) the wall of the appendix. The body responds to the invasion by mounting an attack on the bacteria, an attack called inflammation. An alternative theory for the cause of appendicitis is an initial rupture of the appendix followed by spread of bacteria outside of the appendix. The cause of such a rupture is unclear, but it may relate to changes that occur in the lymphatic tissue that lines the wall of the appendix.
9 Symptoms of Inflammation of the Appendicitis
Inflamed appendix and cause few symptoms change over time. But the pain is varies depending on the age and position of a person such as:
- The early stages (symptoms often occur): pain began to be felt in the center and then be felt in the lower right abdomen.
- If the inflammation spreads to the surrounding tissue, more piercing and the pain is getting worse.
- Nausea and vomitting
- Loss of appetite
- Difficult to remove the wind
- Swelling in the abdomen
How is Appendicitis Diagnosed?
The diagnosis of appendicitis begins with a thorough history and physical examination. Patients often have an elevated temperature, and there usually will be moderate to severe tenderness in the right lower abdomen when the doctor pushes there. If inflammation has spread to the peritoneum, there is frequently rebound tenderness. Rebound tenderness is pain that is worse when the doctor quickly release his or her hand after gently pressing on the abdomen over the area of tenderness.