What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix, a small, tube-like organ attached to the large intestine. The inflammation is usually caused by a blockage of the appendix, which can be due to various factors, including the buildup of mucus or fecal matter.

Symptoms of appendicitis can include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, and diarrhea. If left untreated, appendicitis can lead to complications such as a ruptured appendix, which can be life-threatening. In most cases, the treatment for appendicitis involves surgical removal of the appendix, a procedure known as an appendectomy.

When is it necessary to see a doctor?

Appendicitis requires medical attention as soon as possible to prevent the appendix from rupturing and spreading infection throughout the body. If you feel symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately.

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