Appendicitis is a common reason for belly pain. It happens when the appendix becomes infected and inflamed.
Your 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: August 12, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine