2. Reduced or Absent Appetite
Loss of appetite is fairly common when people aren’t feeling well. Appendicitis typically won’t reduce someone’s appetite all on its own. Instead, people usually experience one or more other symptoms of appendicitis. For example, they might have a fever or abdominal pain. The resulting discomfort one feels is responsible for the loss of appetite.
Nausea is another symptom of appendicitis that’s shared with quite a few other conditions. Nausea can arise from a number of different factors. But the simple fact is that the appendix is part of the gastrointestinal tract. As such it’s in a perfect position to upset digestion. When something goes wrong with the appendix it’s natural for its neighbors in the GI system to be impacted as well.