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Appendicitis – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a worm-shaped pouch attached to the colon on the lower right side of the abdomen. Although this small organ serves no known purpose today, it is believed that at one time in the past the appendix may have played a role in digestion. Sometimes, the appendix becomes inflamed and fills with pus. At this stage it causes sudden pain that begins near the belly button and gradually moves […]