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2015 1E3 Group 4 - Appendicitis

Page history last edited by class1e3group4 5 years, 10 months ago

 

Team members

 

Names / Roles:

  • []   Tan Wei Bin   (Leader)
  • []   Deni                (Editor) 
  • []   Low Dong En   (Researcher)
  • []   Salim              (Researcher)

 

 


Meaning / Definition

Appendicitis is when your appendix,which is the small pouch shaped like a small finger that is connected to the colon,becomes swollen,inflamed,and filled with pus which is a protein rich fluid called liquor puris.


Causes and Effects

Appendicitis begins when the opening from the appendix into the cecum becomes blocked. The blockage may be due to a build-up of thick mucus within the stool that enters the appendix from the cecum and bacteria can multiply inside the organ. The mucus or stool hardens, becomes rock-like, and blocks the opening. The rock that block the way call fecalith.

It can also be caused by:

  • enlarged lymphoid follicles
  • worms
  • trauma
  • tumors

Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms that you will have:

  1. lower right side abdominal pain 
  2. loss of appetite 
  3. nausea 
  4. vomiting
  5. diarrhea
  6. constipation
  7. inability to pass gas
  8. abdominal swelling
  9. low grade fever
  10.  a sense you might feel better after passing stool 

 

 


Prevention and Treatment

It cannot be prevented. People who have diets high in fibre is less common, including diets containing lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. 

 

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Link to Other Illnesses or Diseases

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References

Plagiarism is a strongly discouraged.

 

http://www.healthline.com/health/appendicitis#Causes3

 

Comments (2)

Mr Reuben Ng said

at 7:17 pm on Jun 9, 2015

Please start on your project soon!

Mr Reuben Ng said

at 12:56 pm on Jun 25, 2015

Do insert pictures.

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