Appendix is a close-ended small tube-like structure which is attached to the first part of the large intestine known as colon. It is located in the lower right portion of the abdomen where small intestine attaches itself to the large intestine. An inflammation occurring to the appendix means appendicitis.
Appendicitis is mainly related to blockage inside the appendix which is known as lumen. This blockage creates problems like increased pressure, impaired blood flow and inflammation. There are other reasons to have appendicitis such as bacterial or viral infection. Such infection cause intensive swelling of lymph nodes, squeezing the appendix which creates a blockage.
Some of the other reasons for having appendicitis can be due to an injury to the abdomen. This can also be part of the family history which can be passed on from one generation to another. If the pain and blockages has to be treated on time so as to avoid any rupture of gangrene which may be very problematic and could also lead to removal of your appendix.
Some of the common symptoms which can be easily detectable are like pain in the abdomen which begins at the belly button then moves to the lower right area, no interest in eating, nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, difficulty in passing gas, swelling in the abdomen, including fever with coughing or sneezing.
Women, infants, young children as well as elderly people suffering from this disease should take special care. Many people who got operated do not take much time to recover depending on the age, and how easy the operation went by to get a speedy recovery.