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Appendicitis is a common reason for belly pain. It
happens when the appendix becomes infected and inflamed.
appendix is a small, finger-shaped sac that is attached to your large
intestine. Experts do not know what the appendix does in the body. Most of
the time it does not cause problems.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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