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Appendicitis Complications After Surgery
Diet and prayer: Excellent question! appendicitis was only first described in 1886. Since then we've done a remarkably good job of teaching people about appendectomy. In truth most people with appendicitis probably got better on their own. For more look at my website. www.appendicitis.pro. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are isolated: Reports of successful antibiotic treatment for acute appendicitis. These are usually in children, or for perforated appendicitis, or come from other countries. Historically, appendicitis caused many deaths before surgical treatment became available. Also, before accurate ct imaging became available, many cases of suspected appendicitis were not really appendicitis, but some other infection. ...Read more
Does appendicitis always require surgery? My sister has the beginning sings of appendicitis, will anti-biotic's fix it?
Surgery Best Option: Studies show that some people with acute appendicitis may be treated with antibiotics alone. However, most will progress to rupture (and worse) without surgery. Until we can predict who can avoid surgery, the safest choice is to proceed with surgery for all. Thankfully, this can often be done via minimally invasive surgery, a short recovery, and minimal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From pulmonary to residual intra-abdominal infection.
Consult your surgeon ...Read more
Yes and no.: Some studies state that in selected patients you can get by without surgery. I have tried this and it has worked in carefully selected patients. I, however, do not like this approach. I think it is dangerous. The reason it is being done is to prevent surgery. Well the treatment of a surgical disease is surgery. Appendicitis, as far as I am concerned is a surgical disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After surgery pathology report came back. Said looked like partially treated acute appendicitis. Wat does that mean?
I have been diagnosed with subacute appendicitis. My Dr. wants to monitor me rather than surgery; should I seek a 2nd opinion?
Alternative diagnos?: Answering your question is complex. Use HealthTap Prime as there's not enough space in this format (400 characters) to give adequate explanation. How long has "subacute" symptoms been going on? Is that consistent with diagnosis? Are there OTHER SYMPTOMS or DIAGNOSES that haven't been taken into account? Ultimately, you have a right to a 2nd opinion, but take a REASONABLE decision NOT EMOTIONAL one ...Read more
2-6 weeks: Depends on a number of factors but in general most issues have resolved by 4 weeks. If getting worse instead of better, see your surgeon. ...Read more
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