When should I go to the doctor if I think I have appendicitis?

You should see a doctor for Appendicitis when you are experiencing the following condition.

  • Pain in the lower right side of the abdomen that may start as a dull ache and become sharper over time
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • A high fever, usually above 101°F (38.3°C)
  • Inability to pass gas

If you experience these symptoms, it's important to seek medical attention right away. Appendicitis can rapidly progress and in some cases, if left untreated, it can lead to a ruptured appendix, which can be life-threatening

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