306 total votes
Appendicitis

Appendicitis

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Appendicitis commonly presents with right iliac fossa abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and decreased appetite. However, one third to a half of persons do not have these typical signs and symptoms. Severe complications of a ruptured appendix include wide spread, painful inflammation of the inner lining of the abdominal wall and sepsis. Appendicitis is caused by a blockage of the hollow portion of the appendix, most commonly by a calcified "stone" made of feces. However inflamed lymphoid tissue from a viral infection, parasites, gallstone or tumors may also cause the blockage. This blockage leads to increased pressures within the ... more on Wikipedia

Appendicitis is ranked on...

#29 of 48 48 Totally Weird Medical Drawings Google Thinks You Need 18.6k VOTES So maybe you think you have ringworm. What do you do? You Google it, of course. UTI? Google. A stye? Google, please help. We...

Appendicitis is also found on...

Diseases Treated By Antibiotic What Causes Nausea? What Causes Constipation? Risks of Physical Trauma What Causes Anorexia? Fever - Diseases With This Symptom What Causes Pyrexia? What Causes Abdominal Pain?