What Causes Appendicitis?

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2. Blockage

Blockages are a known cause of appendicitis. The condition may stem from a blockage in the appendix's lining, which can cause an infection. In some cases, a person might experience appendicitis when stool blocks the tube that connects the appendix and large intestines.

The appendix produces mucus, which drains into the large intestines. When there's a blockage, the fluid can't drain and remains in the appendix, causing it to swell and get infected.3‘Appendicitis.’ Cincinnati Childrens, www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/a/appendicitis.


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