Appendicitis: symptoms in adults, elderly, pregnant and children
Most often, when a disease such as appendicitis occurs, the symptoms in adults, the elderly, pregnant women and children can differ significantly from each other.
Clinical manifestations of the disease in adults
These people have a so-calledclassical symptomatology of appendicitis. Initially, the patient has painful sensations near the navel. Later they move to the right iliac region. If a person develops a gangrenous form of appendicitis, the pain may subside for a while. When the perforation of the appendix occurs, the patient has a very strong, often spilled pain. In this case, surgical intervention must be carried out in the shortest possible time, otherwise this complication can lead to the most disastrous consequences. The fact is that in this case, peritonitis develops, which is almost the most dangerous condition for the body.
If appendicitis develops, symptoms in adultsThe pain is not limited. In such patients, the temperature rises, there is a single vomiting. Naturally, their general condition suffers. It is worth noting that if appendicitis develops, the symptoms in adults most often correspond to their classical version, but they can manifest themselves with different severity.
Appendicitis in elderly peoplea
If appendicitis develops in representativesof the older generation, then the symptoms of this disease appear somewhat differently than in adults. The fact is that sensitivity in the elderly is reduced. This leads to the fact that the pain in them has an indistinct, diffuse nature. They can not pinpoint where they feel the most painful sensations. Sometimes appendicitis in these people is almost asymptomatic. The result is a fairly frequent development in the elderly of such complications as appendicular infiltration. In this case, the patient has blunt pain in the iliac region to the right.
Appendicitis in pregnant women
Если развивается аппендицит, симптомы у взрослых and pregnant women are practically the same. Future mothers also have pain in the lower abdomen, on the right side of the abdomen. The only feature is the fact that in this area in pregnant women often there are painful sensations and without any pathological process. If the pain is not very pronounced, then the woman may not even consult a doctor at all. This is quite dangerous. Only emergency help with appendicitis guarantees both the preservation of the mother's health and the normal further development of the fetus.
Appendicitis in children
This disease can be very difficult to identify.If in older children his clinic is practically no different from that of adults, then the kids simply do not have the opportunity to point to the place where the pain is localized. Naturally, such a child will be restless. In addition, he will have very strained abdominal muscles. The diagnosis is made on the basis of examination of the baby by specialists.