Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix accompanied by a characteristic clinical picture.
Acute appendicitis is a widespread pathology in adults and the most common cause of surgical intervention. Exacerbation of appendicitis may occur at any age. Risk groups are children under 5 years, adults of 20-30 years and pregnant women.
Pathology is equally characteristic of men and women.
The symptoms of appendicitis are manifested mainly by a sharp pain in a stomach. A typical progress of appendicitis is characterized by the following symptoms developing in turn: pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, and dyspepsia.
Let’s review each symptom at the onset of appendicitis in more detail.