Dull or sharp pain anywhere in the upper or lower abdomen, back, or rectum
Vomiting that precedes the abdominal pain
Call Your Doctor About Appendicitis If:
You have pain that matches any of the symptoms listed above; acute appendicitis is a medical emergency that can be fatal. Prompt surgery is often essential. Do not eat, drink, or use any pain remedies, antacids, laxatives, or heating pads, which can cause an inflamed appendix to rupture.
You have symptoms of appendicitis, but your appendix has already been removed; you may have pelvic inflammatory disease, diverticulitis, a tubal pregnancy, gastroenteritis, or inflammation of your colon, called colitis or Crohn's disease, or colorectal cancer. Seek medical care immediately.
After an appendectomy, call your doctor if you have: