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Appendicitis (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Call a health care practitioner if there are acute symptoms of middle/lower or right/lower abdominal pain with fever and/or vomiting.

If symptoms of abdominal pain continue for more than four hours, an urgent medical evaluation should be performed at the health care practitioner's office or a hospital's emergency department.

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The appendix is a wormlike extension of the cecum and, for this reason, has been called the vermiform appendix.

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