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Untreated appendicitis can lead to death

Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix which is an organ attached to the beginning of the large intestine. It does not appear to serve any real purpose and it's removal causes no problems. Once inflammation begins, it is unstoppable and surgery is the only cure. Untreated or delayed treatment of appendicitis can cause a burst appendix which can lead to infection and possibly death. Appendicitis symptoms include: abdomen pain starting near the belly button and then moving to the lower-right part of the abdomen, appetite loss, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, low fever, abdominal swelling and increased pain when sufferer moves, sneezes, coughs or breathes deeply.

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About: Untreated appendicitis can lead to death

Date: 6 January 2005

Source: HealthDay News

URL: http://www.ajc.com/health/content/shared-auto/healthnews/appx/523119.html

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis and abdomen pain
  • Diagnosis and pain near belly button
  • Diagnosis and pain in the lower-right part of the abdomen
  • Diagnosis and appetite loss
  • Diagnosis and nausea
  • Diagnosis and constipation
  • Diagnosis and diarrhea
  • Diagnosis and low fever
  • Diagnosis and abdominal swelling
  • Diagnosis and increased pain when sufferer moves
  • Diagnosis and increased pain when sufferer sneezes
  • Diagnosis and increased pain when sufferer coughs
  • Diagnosis and increased pain when sufferer breathes deeply
  • Diagnosis and inflammation
  • Diagnosis and appendicitis
  • Diagnosis and burst appendix
  • Undiagnosed
  • Undiagnosed and abdomen pain
  • Undiagnosed and pain near belly button
  • Undiagnosed and pain in the lower-right part of the abdomen
  • Undiagnosed and appetite loss
  • Undiagnosed and nausea
  • Undiagnosed and constipation
  • Undiagnosed and diarrhea
  • Undiagnosed and low fever
  • Undiagnosed and abdominal swelling
  • Undiagnosed and increased pain when sufferer moves
  • Undiagnosed and increased pain when sufferer sneezes
  • Undiagnosed and increased pain when sufferer coughs
  • Undiagnosed and increased pain when sufferer breathes deeply
  • Undiagnosed and inflammation
  • Undiagnosed and appendicitis
  • Undiagnosed and burst appendix
  • Death from appendicitis
  • Death from burst appendix
  • Death from inflammation
  • Surgery
  • Surgery and burst appendix
  • Surgery and appendicitis

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