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Information on Appendicitis

Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed, which can be the result of trauma, infection, or other reasons. This is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is required to remove the appendix before it bursts. Without this, this condition can lead to serious infection and even death.
 
So what are the signs of appendicitis? Common ones include:
 
  • Intense abdominal (stomach) pain that becomes worse with movement
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal swelling
  • An inability to pass gas.
 
Not everyone will experience symptoms, however, and these are shared by other conditions, which will need to be ruled out when making a diagnosis.
 
(Click Appendicitis for more information on how this condition is diagnosed, what the appendix does and why a person can live without it, possible complications, and more.)
 

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