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Appendicitis

The appendix is a small, tube-like organ attached to the first part of the large intestine. It is located in the lower right part of the abdomen. It has no known function. A blockage inside of the appendix causes appendicitis. The blockage leads to increased pressure, problems with blood flow, and inflammation. If the blockage is not treated, the appendix can burst and spread infection into the abdomen. This causes a condition called peritonitis.

The main symptom is pain in the abdomen, often on the right side. It is usually sudden and gets worse over time. Other symptoms may include:

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  1. Appendicitis (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... function. A blockage inside of the appendix causes appendicitis. The blockage leads to increased pressure, problems with ... to pass gas Low fever Not everyone with appendicitis has all these symptoms. Appendicitis is a medical ...
  2. Appendicitis Tests What are appendicitis tests? Appendicitis is an inflammation (swelling) or infection of your appendix. Your appendix is a small finger-like pouch attached ...
  3. Appendicitis is a condition in which your appendix gets inflamed. The appendix is a small pouch attached ... Appendicitis is a very common reason for emergency surgery. The problem most often occurs when the appendix ...
  4. ... swollen (inflamed) or infected, the condition is called appendicitis . When you have appendicitis, your appendix may need to be removed. An ...
  5. Appendicitis in Teens (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
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  6. Appendicitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Learn about the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of appendicitis, a digestive system infection treated with surgery or ... Appendicitis, appendix, abdominal pain, belly pain, vomiting, imaging tests, surgery, laparotomy, open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, burst appendix, ...
  7. Appendix Pain: Preventing Appendicitis Complications From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Appendicitis/Statistics and Research ... Appendicitis ... National Institutes of Health ... From the National Institutes of Health ... No one is sure what the appendix does ...
  8. Appendicitis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Appendicitis/Start Here ... Appendicitis ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  9. ClinicalTrials.gov: Appendicitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Appendicitis/Clinical Trials ... Appendicitis
  10. Appendicitis (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
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