Appendicitis or The Flu?

It is not uncommon for those with appendicitis to not have the classic symptoms of the condition. This is especially true for young children who cannot adequately describe their pain. What is appendicitis? Appendicitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a small tube of tissue, about 3.5 inches long, […]

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Appendicitis

What is Appendicitis? Appendicitis refers to inflammation of the appendix. It usually begins with pain near the belly button and then moves to the right side. There are a few possible causes of appendicitis. Typically, it is brought on by blockage in the appendix that may be due to a foreign body, stool, or even […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Appendicitis

The appendix is one of those organs that you just don’t think about, unless it becomes infected. An estimated five to seven percent of the population will experience appendicitis during their lifetime. According to Dr. Roland B. Weast, MD, FACS, at Premier Surgical Associates Tennova North Knoxville location,  appendicitis can occur in anyone at any […]

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