The high incidence of appendicitis is found in people aged between 10-19 years and males have high rates of appendicitis in comparison to females. The ratio is approximately, 1.4:1. Appendicitis occurs on blockage of the appendix, often by a foreign body, stool or cancerous cells. The appendix may even swell in response to an infection in the body, causing a blockage.
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a 3.5-inch long tube of tissue attached to the large intestine. Prompt surgery is required to remove the organ in this condition before it ruptures or perforates. A ruptured appendix will spill infectious materials into the abdominal cavity, which could lead to other, more severe conditions such as peritonitis, an inflammation of the abdominal cavity's lining, which could even be fatal.
Symptoms to watch out for to detect this condition are:
• A shooting pain near the naval or upper abdomen, which starts slowly but becomes sharper as it moves to the lower right abdomen
• Loss of appetite
• Abdominal pain accompanied by nausea and/or vomiting
• Swelling around the abdomen
• Fever as high as 99-102 degrees Fahrenheit
• An inability to pass gas
Other, less common symptoms include:
• Dull or sharp pain anywhere around the abdominal region, the back or the rectum
• Pain during urination
• Constipation or diarrhea with gas
• Highly painful cramps
At the onset of any such symptoms, medical attention should be sought immediately. Check out Royal Sundaram's Lifeline health insurance plans which come with provisions such as no claim bonus, impatient care, ambulance cover, No room rent capping and no disease specific sub limits. Covering medical costs for a condition such as appendicitis hence can be completely hassle-free with Royal Sundaram health insurance for appendicitis.
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