It is an infection of the appendix. A sudden pain in the abdomen which shifts into the right side is now recognised as the sign of an infected appendix. People between 10 and 30 years of age are more likely to get appendicitis.
Gall Bladder & Cholecystitis
Gall bladder stones often go undetected, until you feel intense pain caused by a blocked bile duct. The inflammation of the gall bladder caused by a blockage is called Cholecystitis.
Gall bladder stones are pieces of solid material that form in the Gallbladder, small organs located under the liver, and are mainly of 2 types:
Cholesterol stones – 80% of gallstones are of this type, and usually yellow-green in colour.
Pigment stones – Smaller and darker, these are made of bilirubin, which comes from bile made in, and stored in the gallbladder.
Commonly called piles, haemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lowest part of the rectum and anus. One of the most common causes of rectal bleeding, they’re rarely dangerous and clear up in a couple of weeks. Medical treatment is usually unnecessary, but it’s best to see a doctor to rule out a more serious condition.
A hernia shows up as a small lump usually in the abdomen. It occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place.
Depending on its cause, a hernia may develop quickly or slowly. In most cases hernias are not life threatening. However, if left untreated, a hernia may grow larger, and more painful.