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The appendix is a thin pouch attached to the large intestine on the right side of the abdomen. If you have appendicitis it can become swollen or infected and can burst and spread throughout the abdomen, causing serious problems such as peritonitis or an abscess. Go and see your GP if you have persistent pain and is tender to touch. Nausea, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation are symptoms, along with pain when you walk or cough. If you have these symptoms then go straight to your emergency department at the hospital.


Gallstones are more common than you think, you may not realise you have Gallstones until you have an attack of Cholecystitis. Diagnosed by blood tests, ultra sound or CT-scan.


Bowel Obstruction

Bowel obstruction is painful can cause distension of the abdomen (feeling bloated) nausea and vomiting.

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The pancreas can become inflamed from gall stones block the common bile duct alcohol, trauma and pancreatic duct abnormalities and high levels of fat in the blood.

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