Ailments & Conditions

9 Common Causes of Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a condition that causes the appendix to become inflamed. This disorder can be either chronic or acute. It is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain requiring surgery. If left untreated, people with appendicitis may suffer from a bursting appendix, which results in the spilling of bacteria into the abdominal cavity. The most typical symptom is pain around the belly button or in the upper abdomen. Read on this post to learn more about common causes of appendicitis.

A Buildup of Stool

The precise cause of appendicitis is unclear in some cases. Scientists believe it occurs when a portion of the appendix is blocked or obstructed. When you consume foods, they are broken down by the stomach and then passed through the intestines. After digestion, the remaining waste will pass along to the rectum and colon. Things might go wrong during this process and make the waste stuck in your colon. As a result, the feces get dry and do not budge, which makes it hard to get rid of them from the body. Bacteria can subsequently multiply and lead to swelling and pus around this area. [1]