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Woke up dizzy last night with dull ache on right side and diarrhoea, cold sweats. Suffering from type two diabetes. What are the signs of appendicitis?

I had an episode last night . I woke up very dizzy, with a dull ache in my right side. It was accompanied with diarrhea . And cold sweats. The pain is still there. I am a 55 year old woman. With type two diabetes . Moderately controlled. My question is what are the signs of appendicitis? I am also having discomfort in my upper torso.
Asked On : Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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Hi Kcheyenne6.

Thank you very much for your excellent question.

The sign of appendicitis are pain in the right illiac fossa associated with nausea,vomiting and sometimes high rise of temperature there are 60% patients who had history of constipation but some have diarrhea and on clinical examination tenderness on Mcburneys point is almost diagnostic but for definite diagnosis and planning for operation you have to do imaging and sometimes barium xray.

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