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Appendicitis

Learn about appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, including possible causes, common symptoms and the main treatment options.

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Appendicitis diagnosis

It can be hard to differentiate appendicitis from other conditions. Learn how doctors diagnose appendicitis and why they sometimes err on the side of caution.

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Appendicitis treatments

The main treatment for appendicitis is an operation to remove the inflamed appendix, known as an appendectomy or appendicectomy.

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Appendicitis symptoms

Pain is the most common symptom of appendicitis. It often starts near the navel, or belly button, and might come and go for a while.

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What causes appendicitis?

The exact cause of appendicitis is not known, but doctors believe it is caused by food or faecal matter (poo) getting lodged in the appendix.

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Underlying causes of vomiting

There are many causes of vomiting, including gastroenteritis, pregnancy, migraine, appendicitis, labyrinthitis. Find out what can cause vomiting.

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Underlying causes of abdominal pain

There are many different causes of abdominal pain. Some cause short-term pain, some cause long-term pain or pain that comes and goes (recurring pain) and others cause sudden and severe pain.

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Appendectomy

Appendectomy is an operation to remove an infected or inflamed appendix. Learn how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect.

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Abdominal pain

Suffering stomach cramps or tummy ache? Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments of abdominal pain.

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Underlying causes of diarrhoea

Diarrhoea usually occurs when fluid cannot be absorbed from your bowel contents, or when extra fluid is secreted into the bowel. Find out what causes diarrhoea.

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