Foods That Can Cause Appendicitis

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Prevention

There is no way to prevent appendicitis.

Treatment

For acute appendicitis, the standard treatment is to remove the appendix. The surgery, called an appendectomy, should be done as soon as possible to reduce the risk of the appendix rupturing. Usually, if appendicitis is strongly suspected, a surgeon will advise removing the appendix even if an ultrasound or CT scan cannot confirm the diagnosis. The surgeon's recommendation to operate reflects the danger of a ruptured appendix: It can...

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