“Where do you press to check for appendicitis?”
I am a 30 year old male. I want to know where do you press to check for appendicitis?
Dr. Sarah E. Ducharme Surgeon Tucson, AZ
Right lower quadrant. But can also be periumbilical. Also diffuse pain if there is rupture.
Dr. Thomas Lane Estes Surgeon Moultrie, GA
Right lower abdomen, but can be right flank, groin, mid-belly.
Dr. Steven Paynter Surgeon Dalton, GA
Early on in appendicitis, there is usually a vague abdominal discomfort. As the appendix becomes more inflamed there is usually more tenderness in the right lower abdomen, classically 2/3rds of the way from the umbilicus to the right hip. However, there are many patients who do not have classic symptoms and usually the diagnosis is based on many findings other than just checking for pain.
Hadley Freeman Surgeon Wichita, KS
Appendicitis pain will most commonly cause pain in the right lower quadrant. You may have pain that radiates to the back as well.
Dr. Kenneth Schwartz Surgeon Meriden, CT
Right side, below belly button, half way to your hip. If you are having belly pain, go to the ER.
Lourdes Pelaez-Echevarr Surgeon Elkhart, IN
In the right lower quadrant. Surgeons will check for tenderness at McBurney's Point. It is in the right lower quadrant, approximately one third of the distance on an imaginary line from the iliac bone to the belly button.
Dr. Natasha E. Kelly Addiction Medicine Specialist Ansonia, CT
Normally right lower quadrant, but it can be in the right upper quadrant as well.
Dr. Angelo Caprio Surgeon West Orange, NJ
It is called McBernie point. It is 2/3 of the way between the umbilicus (belly button) and the anterior superior iliac spine.
Dr. Michael Sutker Surgeon Dallas, TX
Feel the top of your pelvic bone (anterior superior iliac spine). Draw a line between that spot and your belly button. About 2/3 of the way towards your pelvic bone. Your appendix typically lies under that spot.
Dr. Samuel Hykin Surgeon Troy, NY
Typically appendicitis starts with pain around the belly button that is somewhat vague and non-specific. As the inflammation of the appendix worsens, the pain tends to migrate to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Classically, "appendix" pain settles at a point between your belly button and what we call the ASIS - The boney prominence on the front of your pelvis.