Appendicitis

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What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a small, tube-like organ that hangs from the large intestine. It appears to have no clear function.


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What It Is
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Appendicitis Causes
Causes
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Appendicitis Risk Factors
Risk Factors
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Appendicitis Diagnosis
Diagnosis
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Appendicitis Symptoms
Symptoms
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Appendicitis Complications
Complications
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Screening for Appendicitis
Screening
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Appendicitis Medications
Medications
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Appendicitis Prevention
Prevention
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Appendicitis Treatment
Treatment
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Appendicitis Care
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