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6. Appendicitis

Appendicitis is one of the most common causes of emergency abdominal surgery in the United States.

Without prompt treatment the appendix can burst and leak infectious matter into the abdomen. This can be life-threatening and can happen in as little as 48 hours after the first signs of trouble. That’s  why appendicitis is always considered a medical emergency requiring surgery to remove the appendix.

See what the surgery entails.

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