Swollen appendix. If left untreated it often leads to death. It appears to be the result of an obstruction that causes the appendix to fill with mucus & swell. Eventually pus forms in & around the appendix & it bursts.
- Pain that begins near the navel & often shifts to the lower right abdomen
- Pain that becomes sharper over several hours
- Tenderness of the lower right abdomen
- Sharp pain in the lower right abdomen when the area is pressed & the pressure is quickly released
- Pain that get worse when you cough, walk, or make jarring movements
- Loss of appetite
- Slight fever
- Unable to pass gas
- Abdominal swelling
The location of the pain may vary depending on age & the position of a person's appendix.
- surgery to remove the appendix
- Mrs. Harriet Bonner after her death (Father's Day)