Anyone had appendicitis?

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user786544443 Thu 02-Apr-20 15:28:28

What was the first symptom, and how did it progress? I have a doctor's appointment soon, am killing time worrying.

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Freeshavocado Thu 02-Apr-20 15:36:49

My first symptom was a stabbing pain in my belly button, didn't think much of it as even though it was painful it was bearable to begin with.
24 hours after that started i started with d+v, and out the belly button pain down to being a bug.
It was only a further 24 hours later when the sickness had stopped and the pain moved to my side that I realised what it could be. Saw a GP that evening and was admitted to A+E where they told me it wasn't appendicitis, I argued for them to let me stay over night and they did. The morning doctor agreed it was and sent me down surgery where it burst as they removed it!
I was in for 11 days due to it bursting but all being well you will be in and out OP fingers crossed for you.

Freeshavocado Thu 02-Apr-20 15:38:35

And despite the complications (including a further operation and having a drain in my stomach) I was fully recovered after 6 weeks.

Chocolatear Thu 02-Apr-20 15:45:43

Mine was a gradual pain which increased over a few days. General low abdominal pain to start with.

Eventually I felt slightly constipated and unable to stand up straight. I then went to see a doctor and was sent straight to hospital. I was in Australia at the time!

Freeshavocado Thu 02-Apr-20 15:49:45

Ah yes I couldn't stand up straight either, as soon as I got into the GPs office he said 'right before I ask you anything else, from the way you are walking I suspect appendicitis'.
And I was on holiday too, our last day so an 11 night stay in hospital was a nightmare.

Jemma2907 Thu 02-Apr-20 15:55:26

Mine came on really quickly. At about 9am I was wandering around Sainsburys when I started to feel a dull ache in my stomach. I started being sick at about 10am (just thought it was a stomach bug) and then by midday I had to call an ambulance as I was bent over in pain and couldnt stop being sick (and I mean I couldnt stop being sick long enough to talk at all) I had emergency surgery later on that day. It was crazy how quick it happened!

psychedelephant Thu 02-Apr-20 15:56:45

First symptom was mild burning in right pelvis, put down to ovulation pain (which is fair enough really, that's what it felt like), then I woke in the night with nausea and chills, went to the loo and felt better which is apparently a textbook symptom.

Pain wasn't really a big part of it. When I was on my way to have surgery and they bumped the gurney into a door I felt it but chills/nausea/loss of appetite were more of a problem.

Apparently my appendix was perforated and the biggest the surgeon had ever seen <proud>

Fingers crossed for you OP, hope you feel better flowers


SpeckledyHen Thu 02-Apr-20 16:03:05

Low abdomen pain when I got up . Progressed upwards as the day went on , nauseous, no appetite, turned to full on vomiting by 4 pm . Continued vomiting through the night , pain eased , visit to GP first thing diagnosed appendicitis and sent me to hospital . Consultant said not appendicitis as I looked too healthy ! Blood tests revealed it was , operated late that day , that’s when it all went pear shaped . Massive infection which is common when it bursts , took a full 6 weeks to recover . The worst time in my life .

Freeshavocado Fri 03-Apr-20 07:25:03

Hope you are ok OP thanks

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