The appendix (अपेन्डिक्स in Hindi) had long been considered a vestigial organ (an organ that has lost its original function during evolution) in humans. However, recent research indicates otherwise and suggests that the appendix may serve an important purpose in the human body. 

The appendix may need to be removed in case of appendicitis. Let’s find out more about appendicitis. 

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

1. What is an appendix? 

2. What is appendicitis and how is it caused?

3. What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

4. What complications can arise due to appendicitis?

5. Do the complications of appendicitis warrant urgent medical attention?

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