Appendix Infection Overview
Another name for Appendix Infection is Appendicitis.
What is appendicitis?
A person with appendicitis has inflammation of the appendix that is usually caused by a bacterial infection. The appendix is shaped like a hollow finger. The open end communicates with the inside of the large intestine. Blockage of the appendix can lead to infection.
What are the symptoms of appendicitis?
Acute appendicitis typically causes pain in the right lower abdomen. Other symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
How does the doctor treat appendicitis?
Appendicitis is treated surgically.
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