All you Need to Know about Appendicitis

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Published on February 17, 2016 by HTC Team

Appendix is an organ which is located at the junction of the small intestine and the large intestine.  It is a vestigial organ which means that its presence does not provide any major benefits to the body. Even inspite of being vestigial, it is a very important organ which tends to catch infections far more quickly than any other organ.  These infections are broadly termed as Appendicitis.

One of the common appendicitis infections is known as catarel appendicitis or viral appendicitis. This condition can easily be managed through medications like antibiotics and is not considered very serious. But on the other hand, there are certain threatening cases of appendicitis where the patient doesn’t respond to medical management and surgical procedure may be needed.

Perforation of appendix can lead to complicated situation and in such a case; the appendix may have to be removed surgically.  There are several other complex cases of appendicitis where medical intervention may have to take place so as to avoid any major risks to the person.  Most doctors suggest removing appendix at the earliest possible since it also causes some problems related to digestion due to a lot of pain.

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