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Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Appendicitis

Word! Appendicitis

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Appendicitis

Say: uh-pen-di-SYE-tis

When a person's appendix gets inflamed (swells up), it's called appendicitis. Sometimes this happens after there is an infection in the intestine. Other times, something causes a blockage in the appendix. And sometimes there isn't a clear reason why it happens. If someone has appendicitis, the appendix will need to be taken out during an operation called an appendectomy.

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