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Swollen appendix. If left untreated it often leads to death. It appears to be the result of an obstruction that
Appendicitis
causes the appendix to fill with mucus & swell. Eventually pus forms in & around the appendix & it bursts.

SymptomsEdit

  • 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
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Slight fever
  • Constipation
  • Unable to pass gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal swelling

The location of the pain may vary depending on age & the position of a person's appendix.

TreatmentEdit

  • surgery to remove the appendix

Diagnosed withEdit

  • Mrs. Harriet Bonner after her death


SourcesEdit

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