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How Long Do Patients With Appendicitis Generally Stay In The Hospital
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
Is it possible for a hospital to delay surgery for appendicitis if a patient has a really high fever?
Rarely: Were that person with high fever, to be unstable, as for example in septic shock, the person would need to be stablized usually before going into the operating room, with IV fluids to get the blood pressure up if needed. Patients with appendicitis usually do not have high fever. High fever in appendicitis is worrisome and would usually get the patient rushed off to for surgery without sig delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm wondering why are you in the hospital longer when you have appendicitis than when you have a baby?
My godmother just got diagnosed with appendicitis at the hospital. If they do surgery, how long will she be in the hospital and how long to recover?
Is a panniculectomy normally an out- patient procedure? How long will I have to stay in the hospital after my panniculectomy? I have lost a lot of weight, but i still have some excess skin around my stomach. Is this procedure ever done on an outpatient ba
Outpatient surgery: Panniculectomy is outpatient, typically. However, with all you weight loss, you may want to consider a full abdominoplasty or a lower body lift. These are still outpatient surgeries (lower body lift stays overnight and goes home the next day). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on things such as the type of transplant (autologous with the patient's own cells or allogeneic with a donor's cells), chemotherapy regimen used for the transplant, the patient's health status, and also the transplant center. At some centers a transplant can be done as an outpatient. For inpatient transplants the stay is generally 3-6 weeks. Discuss with your bmt physician. ...Read more
Have read that when an appendix ruptures a patient with appendicitis feels better for a while. But for how long?
Once admitted to a hospital can a patient request to stay longer if he or she isnt feeling well during care?
Maybe.: Hospital is designed to care for people who cannot be taken care of in any other venue, e.g. home health, nursing home, rehab facility, family support. It is the last resort of the sick, both expensive and dangerous. You can negotiate with your doc, but criteria for admit and discharge are fairly strict and objective. Being well enough to discharge is required, but feeling well enough is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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