Stomach pain isn't the only symptom of appendicitis -- here are 5 more

By Jose Sepulveda, Buzz60

Appendicitis is one of those conditions that you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy.

The pains are so excruciating you feel like you're going to die, and if left untreated and your appendix ruptures, you literally could.

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Appendicitis is odd because the appendix doesn't have a purpose, but a blockage in the lining of the appendix can result in infection and multiply.

Pain usually starts around the belly button and travels right, where the appendix lives, but the pain is only felt by about 50 percent of patients.

According to Prevention, here are five symptoms that aren't abdominal pain that could help save your life:

Appendicitis Symptoms other than Stomach Pain
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Appendicitis Symptoms other than Stomach Pain

If you find yourself not wanting to eat anything, suddenly losing your appetite is present in about 75 percent of appendicitis victims.


If you feel that pain and then start vomiting, that is a surefire sign you should go to the hospital. 


Because infections screw up your digestion, constipation or its opposite, diarrhea, are likely to occur.


According to Daniel Herron, MD at Mount Sinai in NY, fever can be a sign that it is time to go to the hospital as fever comes later on in the process of the disease.


You are the only one who knows how your body feels and usually patients say that something feels off or not right are common grievances.



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