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What is appendicitis?

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In brief: Inflamed appendix

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix.
It usually occurs when there is a blockage in the opening of the appendix, usually by feces. This leads to an overgrowth of the bacteria within the appendix.

In brief: Inflamed appendix

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix.
It usually occurs when there is a blockage in the opening of the appendix, usually by feces. This leads to an overgrowth of the bacteria within the appendix.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology
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In brief: GI problem????

Bleeding, in general, is bad (other than women menstruating) and may be an indication of a serious problem. It may also lead to anemia, if untreated.
You should probably seek additional advice from you personal physician, until the bleeding resolves.

In brief: GI problem????

Bleeding, in general, is bad (other than women menstruating) and may be an indication of a serious problem. It may also lead to anemia, if untreated.
You should probably seek additional advice from you personal physician, until the bleeding resolves.
Dr. Barry Kahn
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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology
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In brief: Appendicitis

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, often caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix with inflammation of the tissue distal to the blockage.
It can often be caused by impacted fecal material, but may uncommonly be caused by a tumor.

In brief: Appendicitis

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, often caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix with inflammation of the tissue distal to the blockage.
It can often be caused by impacted fecal material, but may uncommonly be caused by a tumor.
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In brief: Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix.
It is classified as a medical emergency and many cases require removal of the inflamed appendix, either by laparotomy or laparoscopy. Untreated, mortality is high, mainly because of the risk of rupture leading to peritonitis and shock.

In brief: Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix.
It is classified as a medical emergency and many cases require removal of the inflamed appendix, either by laparotomy or laparoscopy. Untreated, mortality is high, mainly because of the risk of rupture leading to peritonitis and shock.
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