Yoram Yasur Rubin: APPENDICITIS
Appendicitis always occurs in a surprising way and the risks that this can mean, depending on the situation, are very dangerous. That is why it is very important to learn to recognize abdominal pain, since it is practically the most relevant symptom that can warn us of its presence.
Yoram Yasur Rubin: When appendicitis is not treated properly or quickly, the situation can become very dangerous and peritonitis can occur. With all these considerations in mind, we believe it is very important that you are well informed. Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix, a small sac-shaped organ located in the abdominal area, attached to the beginning of the large intestine, swells, swells and fills with pus.
It is important to emphasize where this vestigial organ is located. The appendix protrudes from the colon and is located in the lower part and in the lower area of the abdomen and although there is no known essential function that this structure plays in our body, it can cause problems.
Yoram Yasur Rubin: The pain that occurs with appendicitis, usually begins to feel around the navel and then grows, expanding over the lower abdomen, on the right side. Appendicitis develops between about 12 and 18 hours, becomes intense and unbearable and after this period has elapsed, the situation worsens and becomes dangerous. It occurs frequently in people between 10 and 30 years old, but it can happen to anyone, even in newborn children and there have been incredible cases in which, for example, a child less than 1 month old, had appendicitis.
Symptoms of appendicitis
Diagnosing appendicitis is very complex and presents great difficulty when it comes to very young children or older adults, since the symptoms are irregular and can vary in different people. In addition, the condition develops in a very short period of time in which it is necessary to act quickly and effectively.
Yoram Yasur Rubin: When the period of time we point out passes, the inflammation grows and becomes more painful, in a very specific and particular area that doctors easily recognize, called McBurney’s point. The most common symptoms are late and appear in this short period as the situation worsens. The most typical are the following.
- Pain that begins in the navel area and that changes position over time
- Pain when pressing in the area
- Strong pain in the abdominal area, especially in the lower right area.
- Shaking chills
- Fever (first low and then intense)
- Absolute lack of appetite
Although the causes are not always the same, it is usually an obstruction in the cavities of the appendix by remains and waste of food and feces, or by an infection, where appendicitis can appear after a gastrointestinal infection, causing inflammation. In both cases, the bacteria begin to multiply and increase their numbers very quickly, filling all the cavities with infectious matter and pus, which can literally cause the appendix to burst or break.