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Normal Appendix

It is a small, tube-shaped piece of tissue found in the lower right part of the belly, attached to the large intestine. A healthy appendix makes mucus.

Inflamed Appendix

When the appendix becomes blocked by dried mucus or parasites, it causes inflammation and swelling of the appendix resulting in appendicitis.

Large Intestine

Also called the colon, it accepts the half-digested waste from the small intestine, absorbs water, nutrients, and electrolytes from this waste, and forms feces.