Symptoms of appendicitis include lower right side abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, inability to pass gas, abdominal swelling, low grade fever and a sense you might feel better after passing stool.
The tests include blood test, urine test, imaging test and complete physical examination.
If you have appendicitis, your appendix will usually need to be removed as soon as possible. This operation is known as an appendectomy or appendicectomy. Appendectomies are carried out under general anaesthetic, using either a 'keyhole' or 'open' technique.