Digestive System Disorders

Expert reports about Digestive System Disorders


INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO DEVELOP ACUTE APPENDICITIS WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is acute appendicitis?

Acute appendicitis is a condition in which a saclike appendage of the colon, called the vermiform appendix, swells up. Treating acute appendicitis is very routine and safe, so long as it is recognized early. However, it is a surgical emergency and pregnancy can make the condition difficult to recognize. The confusion can lead to delays and complications. Acute appendicitis differs from a similar condition called chronic appendicitis, which is rare and typically is not an emergency.


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