If you have appendicitis, your appendix will usually need to be removed as soon as possible. This operation is known as an appendicectomy or appendectomy.
Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix, a small pouch connected to your large intestine.
Appendicitis usually causes pain that starts in the middle of your tummy before moving towards the lower right side.
If you have appendicitis, you'll usually need surgery to remove your appendix as soon as possible.
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