The procedure which involves the removal of appendix is called appendectomy. It’s a common emergency surgery that’s operated to treat appendicitis, an inflammatory condition of the appendix.
The appendix is a small, tube-shaped pouch linked to your large intestine. It’s located in the below right side of your abdomen. It helps us recover from diarrhea, inflammation, and infections of the small and large intestines. These may sound like key functions, but the body can still function properly in the absence of an appendix.
When the appendix becomes inflamed and swollen, bacteria can rapidly multiply inside the organ and lead to the formation of pus. This growth of bacteria and pus can cause pain around the belly button that spreads to the lower right section of the abdomen. Walking or coughing can make the pain worse. You may also experience vomiting, diarrhea and nausea.