Appendicitis: Symptoms and its Treatment Options

In your lower right abdomen is a thin tube called the appendix. This organ sits where your small intestine meets your large intestine. This four-inch tube is believed to be an evolutionary holdover that doesn’t really provide benefit to your body or health. Because its exact function is unclear, many of us rarely pay attention […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Try to Tough Out Appendicitis

  An article in the New York Times this past March relayed a common experience with appendicitis. A mid-60’s woman from New York was vacationing in Italy when she came down with nausea, a low-grade fever, and chills. Although her symptoms were extreme enough to leave her bed-ridden, she chalked them up to food poisoning or the flu. When […]

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