AppendicitisDiagnosis

Appendicitis can be tricky to diagnose unless you have the typical symptoms, which are only present in about half of all cases.

overview

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix, a small pouch connected to your large intestine.

symptoms

Appendicitis usually causes pain that starts in the middle of your tummy before moving towards the lower right side.

treatments_overview

If you have appendicitis, you'll usually need surgery to remove your appendix as soon as possible.

Page last reviewed: 18/02/2019
Next review due: 18/02/2022