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Appendicitis is a common yet serious condition that occurs when something blocks part of the appendix. This causes an increase in internal pressure and bacterial growth, along with a decrease in blood supply. The tissues may start to die and eventually your appendix may burst. It is very important to be aware of the typical signs of appendicitis so that you can seek treatment quickly if it occurs. Here are 10 of the most common symptoms people experience.

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1. An ache in the Belly Button Area

The earliest sign of appendicitis is often an ache in the belly button area. This occurs because your belly button is at the same level as the point where the nerves of your appendix join your spinal cord. The ache is often very intense, and movement or sudden jerks may make it worse.

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