Appendicitis: How Do You Know When It’s Time to See a Specialist?

Also known as the inflammation of the appendix, appendicitis is considered a medical emergency. What causes appendicitis? Any blockage in the lining of the appendix (it’s the narrow tube that comes out of the colon) can almost always lead to infection. Blockages can be due to bacteria, viruses, hardened fecal matter, ulcers, abdominal rips, parasites, […]

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How Do You Know If You Have Appendicitis?

If you experience sudden pain that begins on the lower right side of the abdomen, a pain that begins around the navel and shifts to the lower right abdomen, and experience nausea and vomiting, then you may be having symptoms of appendicitis. What is appendicitis? Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. The appendix is […]

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