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Appendicitis Symptoms and Signs
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Appendicitis typically begins with a vague pain in the middle of the abdomen often near the navel or "belly button" (umbilicus). The pain slowly moves to the right lower abdomen (toward the right hip) over the next 24 hours. In the classic description, abdominal pain may be accompanied with nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, and fever. Fewer than half of people who develop appendicitis have all the symptoms. More commonly, people with appendicitis have any combination of these symptoms.
Last Reviewed 11/17/2017
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