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How long do patients with appendicitis generally stay in the hospital?

How long do patients with appendicitis generally stay in the hospital?

Day(s): When performed laparoscopically, many people can go home in 1-2 days; if the appendix was ruptured, the hospital stay is often 3-4 days. When performed via the open technique, this length of stay is almost-doubled. ...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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Is it possible for a hospital to delay surgery for appendicitis if a patient has a really high fever?

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 more

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I'm wondering why are you in the hospital longer when you have appendicitis than when you have a baby?

Depends: Depends on how serious the infection was from the appendicitis and how long intravenous antibiotics are needed. With laparoscopic appendix surgery, many can go home same or next day. Open surgery or more extensive infection would cause a longer hospital stay. ...Read more

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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?

Depending: On the technique used for the appendectomy and on whether perforated or simple, probably 1-3 days usually tending toward the lesser. Also can be impacted by her other comorbid health issues. Full recovery to unlimitted activity is 6 weeks usually. ...Read more

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How long do patients generally stay in the hospital after gallstone operations?

How long do patients generally stay in the hospital after gallstone operations?

Same day home: Most patients go home the same day as surgery. Pain is usually easily controlled with oral pain meds. Some older, sicker patients can spend the night. In the old days, people would come in the day before and go home in about 4-5 days! ...Read more

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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

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 more

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How long after bone marrow transplant does a patient stay in the hospital?

How long after bone marrow transplant does a patient stay in the hospital?

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

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How long is an appendix patient typically sick before symptoms of appendicitis?

How long is an appendix patient typically sick before symptoms of appendicitis?

Hours to a day: Inflammation of the appendix may be present only a few hours before becoming clinically apparent. ...Read more

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Once admitted to a hospital can a patient request to stay longer if he or she isnt feeling well during care?

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 more

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