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can herbalife help with chronic appendicities ?

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
No.: There is no such condition as chronic appendicitis.

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Can you treat appendicitis with medicines?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes, but....: Some people will respond to IV antibiotics in a hospital setting, however most people won't and we have no reliable way to predict who will get better and who will get (much) sicker. Therefore, in all but the most unusual circumstances, the benefit of surgery far outweighs the risk.
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How long do the symptoms of appendicitis last?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Days: Appendicitis is an acute illness which leads to rupture if not treated within days of it's onset. Once in a blue moon, the body will seal off the rupture, leading to a prolonged low-level infection that can "simmer" for weeks; however, most people have so much pain prior to rupture that they seek out medical attention before this can occur.
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What is the very first symptom of appendicitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
"stomach ache": Appendicitis usually begins with ill-defined abdominal pains not unlike a "normal" stomach ache, often associated with nausea and a poor appetite. Typically within 24 hrs, the pain appears to change, becoming sharp, constant, and well-localized to the right lower abdomen.
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Why is it sometimes difficult to diagnose appendicitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Everyone's different: In my experience, about 1/2 of all people that i see with appendicitis come in with classic signs and symptoms that make the decision to operate quite easy. However, there is a lot of variability in the description and location of the pain, as well as other diseases that can resemble appendicitis. Added to this is the fact that we want to operate as soon as possible, before the appendix ruptures.
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A 19-year-old female asked about a 19-year-old female:

Can Herbalife help chronic appendicities ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Chronic appendicitis: Most, if not all, cases of appendicitis should be dealt with immediately so that there is no question about acute vs. chronic. Herbalife will not help you. See a doctor and be evaluated and treated appropriately.

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