An appendectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the appendix. The appendectomy can be performed in two ways: open appendectomy and laparoscopic appendectomy. Read more: What Is an Open Appendectomy? Article
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Appendix Pain? Appendicitis, Surgery, and More
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The appendix is a closed-ended, narrow, worm-like tube up to several inches in length that attaches to the cecum (the first part...
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Front View of the Appendix. The appendix sits at the junction of the small intestine and large intestine. See a picture of the...
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Abdominal Pain (Causes, Remedies, Treatment)
Abdominal pain can have many causes that range from mild to severe. Some of these causes include bloating, gas, colitis, endometriosis, food poisoning, GERD, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), ovarian cysts, abdominal adhesions, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gallbladder disease, liver disease, and cancers. Signs and symptoms of the more serious causes include dehydration, bloody or black tarry stools, severe abdominal pain, pain with no urination or painful urination. Treatment for abdominal pain depends upon the cause.
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Prevention & Wellness
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