Patients who present with the symptoms of appendicitis may have a blood test, an ultrasound scan or x-ray.

If your appendicitis is confirmed your surgeon will recommend removing your appendix (appendicectomy). It is important that this procedure be performed as soon as possible to avoid your appendix becoming more inflamed or perforated (burst) causing infection (peritonitis).

To read more about an appendicectomy visit our treatment page.