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Causes of Appendicitis

Appendicitis as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Appendicitis as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Appendicitis. Our database lists the following as having Appendicitis as a complication of that condition:

Appendicitis as a symptom:

Conditions listing Appendicitis as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Appendicitis. Our database lists the following as having Appendicitis as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Appendicitis?

Causes: Appendicitis: Appendicitis may occur after a viral infection in the digestive tract or when the tube connecting the large intestine and appendix is blocked by trapped stool. (Source: excerpt from Appendicitis: NIDDK)

Related information on causes of Appendicitis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Appendicitis may be found in:

 

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