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Appendicitis is a common reason for belly pain. It happens when the appendix becomes infected and inflamed.
Your 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 Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofMarch 28, 2018
Current as of:
March 28, 2018
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine