What’s it like: To have an appendectomy

Most people get an appendectomy because they’re suffering from appendicitis, meaning their appendix is swelling and could possibly burst. So what’s it like to have one?

BY JACLYN COSGROVE Published: September 23, 2012
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Why would someone get an appendectomy?

Most people get an appendectomy because they’re suffering from appendicitis, meaning their appendix is swelling and could possibly burst. Appendicitis is most common in people younger than 30.

The appendix is...

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