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An appendectomy is a simple and common surgery. The procedure is generally performed as an emergency operation to treat the condition of appendicitis. Some patients who are at risk of appendicitis and who are undergoing surgery of their abdomen for some other reason may also have their appendix removed to avoid developing appendicitis.

Appendicitis testing is a difficult task due to many reasons. One of the reasons is the fact that appendix is located at slightly different locations in different people. There are however certain tests used by doctors to diagnose the condition. Appendicitis requires immediate treatment as the inflamed appendix can rupture and lead to serious complications if not diagnosed and treated early.

Appendix pain starts near the naval or upper abdomen, and may not be permanent. It is usually the first sign of onset of appendicitis in a person. Within hours, the pain travels to the lower right-hand side of the abdomen, where the appendix is located. A severe pain is experienced in this area.