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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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Who treats appendicitis?

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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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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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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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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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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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

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Can we treat appendicitis with antibiotics?

Can we treat appendicitis with antibiotics?

Appendectomy: While there is some evidence in the literature to argue in favor of treating certain populations with antibiotics alone, the GOLD STANDARD treatment for appendicitis remains open or laparoscopic appendectomy. This is a very safe and common operative procedure. Read more

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Can constipation end up causing an appendicitis? If not treated, what can constipation cause?

Can constipation end up causing an appendicitis? If not treated, what can constipation cause?

Hemorrhoids,: diverticulosis/diverticulitis, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea.No reason to live with constipation.Avoid repeated reliance on laxatives as this makes the condition worse. First step is to increace daily fiber.C ur Doc if not better. Read more

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Can appendicitis be completely treated without surgery that is with anti-biotics?

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 more

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After surgery pathology report came back. Said looked like partially treated acute appendicitis. Wat does that mean?

Patient is OK: The mainstay of therapy remains appendectomy. The details of the path report suggest that the pathologists see features possible consistent with the effect of antibiotics. There is no cause for alarm. Read more

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What would the doctor suggest if no operation can be performed to treat appendicitis?

What would the doctor suggest if no operation can be performed to treat appendicitis?

Antibiotics?: Not sure why surgery couldn't be done. Appendectomy remains the treatment of choice. However, there is some evidence that uncomplicated appendicitis can be treated successfully with antibiotics. If rupture and abscess formation occur, this can initially be treated with antibiotics and ct-guided catheter drainage if the abscess is large and accessible. Appendectomy is delayed several weeks. Read more

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What does the appendix do? What happens if you have appendicitis? How do physicians treat appendicitis?

Not much: Some lymph cells and minimal known function. Once inflamed appendicitis, it may rupture or abscess so it is removed, and most folks do quite well without. Read more

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Can chronic appendicitis be treated by taking antibiotics?

Can chronic appendicitis be treated by taking antibiotics?

Prob not effectively: When appendix-a small sac off the intestine-becomes infected, the opening may be plugged. Then infection fighting cells, & waste products, accumulate. If this goes on for a long time (chronic) scar tissue can also encapsulate the diseased appendix. All this leads to an non-draining pocket of infection & an inadequate blood supply to transport antibiotics to the site to work. Read more

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