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What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

Appendicitis pain usually starts around your navel (belly button) and within a few hours spreads to the lower right-hand side of your abdomen (stomach), just above your appendix. The pain tends to become severe within a few hours. Pressing on the area will be painful. You may feel sick, lose your appetite and find walking or coughing makes the pain worse.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Pelvic inflammatory disease

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