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Ignoring the Appendix

The appendix has no known function in the human body, so doctors usually pay little attention to this organ until it becomes inflamed. Inflammation can cause pain in the lower right part of the abdomen, fever and nausea. Inflamed ovaries, diverticulitis and food poisoning can have similar symptoms, say experts at the University of Washington.

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