5 Signs Your Appendix Is About To Burst

WOMEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE | on Wed, Feb 15, 12:05 PM

Appendicitis usually causes severe pain[1] that extends from the belly button to the lower right side of the abdomen, says Caudle. While this doesn't necessarily mean your appendix is about to burst, you may need an imaging test, like a CT scan, to find out.  Dan Gingold[2], M.D., an emergency physician at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, notes that some appendicitis patients have a different type of discomfort: If it hurts when you're doing things like walking, coughing, or going over a bu...

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