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Digestive Disease Information
Appendicitis is inflammation of your appendix.
The most common symptom of appendicitis is pain in your abdomen.
Health care professionals can diagnose most cases of appendicitis by taking your medical history, performing a physical exam, and through an imaging test.
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The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract-also called the digestive tract-and the liver, pancreas, and the gallbladder. The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus.
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