It is a treatment operation in an inflamed appendix which to be called appendicitis. This is just a minor operation as long as the appendix is not ruptured. The causes of appendicitis are not well understood, but it is believed to occur as a result of one or more of these factors: an obstruction within the appendix, the development of an ulceration (an abnormal change in tissue accompanied by the death of cells) within the appendix, and the invasion of bacteria. Under these conditions, bacteria may multiply within the appendix.
The appendix may become swollen and filled with pus (a fluid formed in infected tissue, consisting of while blood cells and cellular debris), and may eventually rupture. Signs of rupture include the presence of symptoms for more than 24 hours, a fever, a high white blood cell count, and a fast heart rate
. Very rarely, the inflammation and symptoms of appendicitis may disappear but recur again later.
Symptoms of appendicitis are somewhat vague, but usually pain in the abdomen, which occurs firstly around belly button but then moved to the lower right area, is a classic symptom of appendicitis. Other symptoms can include constipation and diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite and a low fever that appears in conjunction with the other symptoms.
Treatment for appendicitis is appendectomy only. Most suggested of all physicians.