10 Causes of Stomach Pain

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Cause #8: Appendicitis

Most of us have heard, and been afraid, of appendicitis at least once during our lives. Appendicitis is a condition that’s marked by inflammation of this strange little sub-organ that most of us don’t know the function of.

Usually when someone’s experiencing appendicitis, they go through pain that’s severe enough to get them heading to the hospital right away. Appendicitis is a lot more common among young children and adults than it is among older adults. The pain usually begins around the middle of the abdomen and moves down to the lower-right.

Symptoms of appendicitis may flare when moving the legs because this uses a muscle that’s located near your appendix. If you have appendicitis, you may need to have it removed.

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