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Can you treat appendicitis with medicines?

Can you treat appendicitis with medicines?

Not usually: If an appendictis is treated with just antibiotics, it may improve but the chances of recurrent attacks is high. So, the appendix shoudl be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


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What to do if I have acute appendicitis that is just making my life worse. Can it be treated with drug medications?

What to do if I have acute appendicitis that is just making my life worse. Can it be treated with drug medications?

Infection: Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. Most often surgery is recommended to remove the infected appendix before it bursts or causes serious internal infection (peritonitis). This needs to be treated urgently in an emergency room. ...Read more

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Who treats appendicitis?

General Surgeons: Appendectomy is the "bread-and-butter" surgery of general surgeons (available 24-7). ...Read more

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How is appendicitis treated now?

How is appendicitis treated now?

Surgical Removal: There is a growing body of literatures that supports medical (antibiotic) treatment for appendicitis. This literature is mainly from europe, and is a reflection of their particular medical system. The issue is that appendicitis is definitively treated by surgical intervention (appendectomy) with minimal risk. However, some cases of appendicitis can be cured by antibiotics with a failure rate. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't treat an appendicitis?

What happens if you don't treat an appendicitis?

You can get very ...: Sick or die. If we diagnose and treat appendicitis early, before perforation, it is a quick operation and short hospitalization. If the appendix is already ruptured, the operation is more difficult, and the hospitalization is longer. If untreated altogether, appendicitis would probably be lethal. ...Read more

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Iwhat happens if appendicitis is not treated on time ?

Iwhat happens if appendicitis is not treated on time ?

You can get very ...: Sick or die. If we diagnose and treat appendicitis early, before perforation, it is a quick operation and short hospitalization. If the appendix is already ruptured, the operation is more difficult, and the hospitalization is longer. If untreated altogether, appendicitis would probably be lethal. ...Read more

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How did our ancestors on the prairie treat appendicitis?

How did our ancestors on the prairie treat appendicitis?

Varies: Some used a six foot ditch while others used the "rock pile" method. Seriously, not all cases of untreated appendicitis is fatal. Thanks to modern medicine, patients are diagnosed before the inflammed appendix ruptures. ...Read more

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Can 800mg a day of merteonidazole be used to treat appendicitis?

Can 800mg a day of merteonidazole be used to treat appendicitis?

Not usually alone: it can be used along with aNother type of anabiotic as part of a broader regimen for treating appendicitis. Typically it is used as an adjunct with these other anabiotic's in addition to surgery United States ...Read more

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What will happen if you don't treat appendicitis, will it go away after a few weeks?

No: Untreated appendicitis will worsen possibly rupture. Treatment can include antibiotics but ideally surgical removal. In the 21st century surgical removal is the gold standard but antibiotics can be use as an interim treatment. ...Read more

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Could appendicitis be treated with antibiotics?

Could appendicitis be treated with antibiotics?

Sometimes: There is some evidence that treatment of early appendicitis without a fecolith can be treated with antibiotics alone. However, failure of treatment could result in higher risks of infection and complications. In my mind, its an organ you don't need and the surgery is relatively simple to prevent serious complications, so surgery is still the answer. ...Read more