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Appendicitis is a common reason for belly pain. It
happens when the appendix becomes infected and inflamed.
appendix is a small, finger-shaped sac that is attached to your large
intestine. Experts do not know what the appendix does in the body. Most of
the time it does not cause problems.
Current as of:
April 1, 2013
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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