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. Complications: A rupture in the appendix spreads infection throughout abdomen leads to immediate surgery to remove the appendix and clean your abdominal cavity.
Only 14% of respondents correctly identified the mortality rate of appendicitis . Fifty-four and 31% thought it was more common than death from lightning (40/year) and hunting-associated deaths (44/year), respectively. 82% percent of respondents believed it "likely" or "very likely" that the appendix would rupture if operation was at all delayed, and 81% believed that rupture of the appendix would rapidly lead to death.