You may have heard of the appendix, a small organ located in your lower abdomen with no known purpose or function.

Appendicitis, which is an infection or inflammation of the appendix, is a common health issue that can be potentially serious. It is important that appendicitis is diagnosed and treated promptly. Let’s find out more about the diagnosis of appendicitis. 

In this video, Dr. Vinod Kumar Mishra, a senior gastroenterologist, answers the following questions in Hindi:

1) What is the importance of a complete blood count (CBC) in the diagnosis of appendicitis?

2) Why is a urine analysis needed in the diagnosis of appendicitis?

3) What is the role of ultrasound examination in diagnosing appendicitis?

4) How do an abdominal X-ray and CT (computed tomography) scan help in diagnosing appendicitis?

5) When is a laparoscopy needed?

6) What are some other conditions with symptoms similar to that of appendicitis?

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