The appendix is a small, tube-like body organ affixed to the first part of the large intestinal tract. The appendix is a small, thin bag about 5 to 10cm long. It's linked to the large intestinal tract, where poo forms. No one knows precisely what the appendix does, however eliminating it is not harmful. Appendicitis typically begins with a pain in the middle of your stomach that may go and come. Within hours, the pain takes a trip to the lower right-hand side, where the appendix usually lies, and ends up being severe and continuous. Pushing on this area, strolling or coughing might make the pain worse. You might lose your appetite, feel sick and have bowel irregularity or diarrhea. If you have abdominal pain that's slowly becoming worse, get in touch with a general practitioner or your regional out-of-hours service immediately. Call NHS 111 for recommendations if these options are not available. Call 999 to request a rescue if you have pain that all of a sudden worsens and spreads out across your abdominal area, or if your pain briefly improves before becoming worse again. If your pain alleviates for some time but after that gets worse, your appendix may have burst, which can lead to dangerous problems.
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