AppendicitisOverview

Appendicitis is a painful swelling of the appendix. The appendix is a small, thin pouch about 5 to 10cm (2 to 4 inches) long. It's connected to the large intestine, where poo forms.

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