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A 23-year-old female asked:

ct showed enlarged appendix.i have all symptoms of appendicitis. was admit for 2 days but no removal. why? high wbc.still symptomatic 3 days later.

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Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
Diagnostic Radiology 42 years experience
Time to remove it: If the symptoms were such that a CT was needed, and it showed an enlarged appendix with secondary signs such as streak in the adjacent tissue, then hard to explain why not removed. Nonetheless, recent studies suggest that treatment with antibiotics many may not need surgery. Before perforation occurs you need to talk to your primary care doctor and get to the bottom of what is really happening.

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