Appendicitis

Your appendix is a small sac attached to your main bowl on the lower right side of your abdomen (stomach). It really hasAppendicitis treatment at Nuffield Health Hospitals no function but sometimes your appendix can become inflamed (swollen) causing you pain and making you feel unwell. This irritation is called appendicitis.

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.


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