5 Major Symptoms Of Appendicitis That Signal The Appendix May Burst
Appendicitis is quite common – 1 in 20 people will develop appendicitis at some point in their lives. In some instances, the inflammation of appendix can be treated with antibiotics and doesn’t require surgery. But in most cases, the only option is appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix). It’s considered a safe and routine surgery and is one of the most common surgical procedures; and post-appendectomy complications arise very rarely. But it’s important to know the symptoms of appendicitis (which sometimes resemble a bad food poisoning) to address the problem in a timely manner. Ruptured appendix leads to peritonitis which develops quickly and is often fatal.