Appendicitis is a common disorder. It involves infection and inflammation of the appendix,
which is a tube shape extension of the first part of the colon, the cecum.
The treatment of appendicitis is done by the removal of the diseased appendix from the body. If
the issue is not identified at the right time, it can lead to several serious complications like
perforation of the appendix itself, and more severe infections.
It is important to detect the early signs of appendicitis. Appendicitis is a very serious health
The signs of acute appendicitis are quite easily detectable. Pain usually starts as a stomach ache.
Then moves to the right lower abdomen. Often there is nausea, and then vomiting. All symptoms
worsen over time. Diagnosis is made by physician examination, as well as blood testing. Often a
CT scan will be performed to help with the diagnosis. The symptoms of appendicitis are more
difficult to detect in elderly people, those with special health conditions and in small children.
Causes of Appendicitis
The cause of Appendicitis usually occurs due to the blockage of the appendix which can lead to
infection and pain.
The most common type of treatment for appendicitis is removal of the appendix from the body
through a procedure known as an laparoscopic appendectomy.
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