Well I have alot of the "valve stuck" symptoms. But how does one know if the appendix is inflammed? I have had this for a while. I would think the appendix would hurt more. And get worse. This just hurts if I poke it if I feel the pressure. And also if the illeo-cecal valve is 2" below the top of the hip bone... that is not this. This is straight in.... directly between the top of the hip bone and my belly button. Maybe it's worms!!!