Appendicitis is when there is inflammation (swelling) of the appendix, a finger-shaped pouch that projects from the colon on the lower right side of your abdomen. Appendicitis can happen to anyone, but most frequently occurs in people between the ages of 10 and 30.
The signs and symptoms of appendicitis include:
- Bloating in your abdomen
- Low-grade fever
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain that increases if you walk, cough, or make other jarring movements
- Sudden pain that begins around your navel (belly button) and usually shifts to the right side of your lower abdomen
- Sudden pain that begins on the right side of your lower abdomen
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