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What is Appendicitis?

Description of the disease

Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix, a small organ located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen. Most cases of appendicitis require surgical intervention to remove the inflamed appendix.


Appendicitis can be classified as simple or complicated, as well as acute or chronic.


  • Sudden pain in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever


Causes of appendicitis may include blockage of the appendix by stool, infection, or a tumor.


To diagnose appendicitis, a doctor may use a physical examination, blood tests, ultrasound, or CT scan.


Treatment usually involves surgical removal of the inflamed appendix.


Prevention of appendicitis may include healthy eating, regular physical activity, and stress avoidance.


Appendicitis diagnosis and treatment is carried out by a surgeon.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.