Cape Coral Appendicitis Symptoms

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Fort Myers Urology

Cape Coral Appendicitis Symptoms

Cape Coral Appendicitis Symptoms


Resident of Cape Coral, appendicitis symptoms are something to take very seriously. 

Before we get into Appendicitis Symptoms Cape Coral Resident, we should give a little background in Appendicitis.


Appendicitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. It is classified as a medical emergency and many cases require removal of the inflamed appendix, either by laparotomy or laparoscopy. Untreated, mortality is high, mainly because of the risk of rupture leading to peritonitis and shock.

Appendicitis Symptoms:

Cape Coral Resident, appendicitis symptoms, for the most part are related to disturbed bowel functions. Appendicitis Symptoms usually start out as pain first, then vomiting and lastly, fever (acute appendicitis).

Appendicitis Symptoms start with mid abdomen pain, and except in children below 3 years, then often with a few hours localize in right iliac fossa. Pain such as this can be elicited through various signs.

One of the most noticible appendicitis symptoms will be that the abdominal wall will be very sensitive to even gentle pressure (palpation).

There may also be severe pain with a sudden releasing of a deep pressure in lower abdomen (rebound tenderness). In the case of a retrocecal appendix, however, even deep pressure in the right lower quadrant may fail to elicit tenderness (silent appendix) because the cecum, distended with gas, prevents the pressure exerted by the palpating hand from reaching the inflamed appendix.

Similarly, if the appendix lies entirely within the pelvis an absence of the abdominal rigidity is expected. If this is the case, a digital rectal examination will reveal tenderness in the rectovesical pouch. It is also important to note that coughing causes point tenderness in this area as well (McBurney’s point).  This is the least painful way to localize the inflamed appendix.

If the abdomen on palpation is also involuntarily guarded (rigid), there should be a strong suspicion of peritonitis requiring urgent surgical intervention.

Either way Cape Coral, appendicitis symptoms are something to take very seriously. 
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