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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.
Doctors typically treat appendicitis with antibiotics and surgery to remove the appendix.
Researchers have not found that eating, diet, and nutrition cause or prevent appendicitis.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct and support basic and clinical research into many digestive disorders.
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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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