What is Rumbling Appendicitis?
is another name for chronic appenditicitis. The only difference it has with the acute form of the disease is that it does not require emegency medical intervention. The pain in the discussed condition occurs gradually from the inflammation of the vermiform appendix resulting in discomfort in the right lower side of the abdomen. It is inflamed but not yet infected as in the acute version. However, if untreated, it does not take time to manifest itself as an acute condition.
A study reveals that lifetime risk for acute appendicitis is 8.6% for males and 6.7% for females. Approximately 7% of the population will have appendicitis at some stage of their life. Young adults are more prone to it. Most frequently the condition strikes between the ages of 10 and 30.
An appendix is a little tubular organ attached to the large intestine. It is about 10 centimeters long. It empties its contents in the colon. When there is some problem with this process, remnants of food gets accumulated in the structure causing obstruction. Subsequently, the organ gets inflamed and infected with pus and mucous in it. An advanced infection can cause it to burst spreading the toxins all over (septicemia) and could very well turn into a fatal situation.
Detection of Rumbling Appendicitis
As symptoms are less evident in this condition, it is often misdiagnosed. The progression of the disease is slow. A CT scan of the abdomen can only indicate abnormalities in contents of the appendix and progressive swelling.
Symptoms of Chronic Appendicitis
- Loss of appetite.
- Disturbed bowel habits.
- Tenderness in the right lower side of the abdomen.
- Mild abdominal pain.
- Strong urge to urinate or defecate from time to time.
Treatment of Rumbling Appendicitis
- In case there is mild pain with signs of progression into an acute form, pain management medications or pain killers are administered.
- Treatment with extremely potent antibiotics to prevent the progression of the disease and eventual infection.
- Another line of thought is the surgical removal of the organ in order to prevent any future complications like that of ruptured appendix.