lower right side abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, inability to pass gas, abdominal swelling, low grade fever, a sense you might feel better after passing stool. Treatments: Appendectomy can be performed as open surgery using one abdominal incision about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) long (laparotomy) Or laparoscopic surgery.
There were an estimated 763000 ED patient visits for acute appendicitis from 2006 to 2010. Mean age was 32, 74% were under age 19, 69% were male. Sixty-four percent of patients received any analgesia in the ED and 58% received an opioid; use of analgesics did not change over time. Of all patients, 68% had computed tomographic (CT) imaging.