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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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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...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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Subacute appendicitis is curable with antibiotics or surgery 1 doctor is telling surgery another doctor with medicines it will cure wht to do please help?

See below: Surgery is the standard treatment for acute appendicitis. It can resolve with medical, non-surgical therapy. Recurrent appendicitis occurs in 5-38% of medically treated patients and perforations can occur in these patients. So both of your doctors are correct and you will need to decide if you prefer medical or surgical treatment. ...Read more

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What is appendicitis?

What is appendicitis?

Inflamed appendix: Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. It usually occurs when there is a blockage in the opening of the appendix, usually by feces. This leads to an overgrowth of the bacteria within the appendix. ...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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Symptoms of appendicitis.

Symptoms of appendicitis.

Ok: Pain from appendicitis can be midline, rlq, llq or back, or pelvic depending on the location intra abdominal. Or retroperitoneal.
May start central and gradually move to rlq.

Anorexia, nausea and sometimes vomiting. ...Read more

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What causes appendicitis?

What causes appendicitis?

Appendicitis. ..: Comes from obstruction of the lumen of the appendix which causes inflammation to build up. If it is not recognized early on and appropriately treated, the appendix can rupture, spreading infection elsewhere in the abdomen and causing severe illness. ...Read more

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Symtoms of an appendicitis?

Symtoms of an appendicitis?

Abdominal Pain: There are many different symptoms. The classic presentation is that of generalized abdominal pain, followed by nausea and vomiting along with fever and chills. The reality is that patients report a multitude of different symptoms. The main complaint is abdominal pain that just doesn't go away after 6 hours. If you are awakened by abdominal pain, and it doesn't go away, see a doc! ...Read more

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Tell me about appendicitis?

Tell me about appendicitis?

Acute inflammation: The appendix is connected to the large intestine - appendicitis is when the appendix opening is blocked, causing increased pressure and then pain, usually as mid-abdominal pain. As the wall of the appendix stretches and the blood flow decreases, bacterial infection and inflammation causes irritation and the pain localizes to the area around the appendix. The risk is rupture, causing peritonitis. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis be chronic?

Exceptionally rare.: 99.9% of the time, inflammation of the appendix will lead to rupture within 2-4 days if left untreated. "chronic" appendicitis represents the very rare patient whose appendicitis resolves without treatment, only to recur at a later time. Nevertheless, if I were to evaluate someone with chronic abdominal pain, this would be very low on my "differential diagnosis". ...Read more

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How does appendicitis start?

Lumen blockage: Usually, appendicitis starts from occlusion of the lumen of the hollow appendix. This can be from a small piece of stool, seed, tumor, parasite, or swollen lymph within the organ. It usually progresses to rupture in about 24-48 hours. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can adults get appendicitis?

Yes: Anyone with an appendix can get acute appendicitis. The incidence of appendicitis is higher in certain age groups, but affects people over a wide spectrum of ages. I have done appendectomies in 7 year olds and 87 year olds. ...Read more

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What can cause appendicitis?

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What can cause appendicitis?

Here are some....: Appendix is a 5-/10-cm blind-ended bowel, which could become infected if its outlet to cecum is blocked and appendicitis ensues. In a sense, if the outlet of hair follicle is plugged, follicle-related sebaceous gland becomes infected, and acne emerges. In short, plugging outlet leads to infection and inflammation to rupture.... I hope this is enough to explain how appendicitis develops. Best.... ...Read more

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How do I know if appendicitis?

How do I know if appendicitis?

See your doctor: It's unsafe to self diagnose or let your family and friends fill the role of a doctor - even if they have had appendicitis. Although many patients report nausea, anorexia and frequently right lower abdominal pain with appendicitis, there are many variables that will change your clinical presentation. It is a common problem with an usually simple surgical solution - don't take a chance. ...Read more

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What is reactive appendicitis?

What is reactive appendicitis?

From surroundings: When the infection is not from with in the appendix is from surrounding tissues like pelvic infection etc then called reactive appendicitis and not a true appendicitis. ...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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Common symptoms of appendicitis?

Common symptoms of appendicitis?

RLQ pain: Most appendicitis is caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix. Common causes are fecoliths (small pieces of stool,) enlarged lymph within the organ, even tumor. The usual presentation is a vague pain in mid abdomen that moves to settle in right lower quadrant, associated with nausea, loss of appetite, and fever. Not diarrhea. Peaks to rupture in 24-72 hrs. Seek attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can appendicitis pain start?

How can appendicitis pain start?

Start of pain: Is usually located around the umbilicus or in upper mid abdomen. Then it goes to right lower area. This is because, at the start, the main problem is cramping in the appendix and the nerves go to the small intestines. As the inflammation progresses, it causes local irritation in the right lower quadrant, where it induces pain. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of appendicitis?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain that starts in the center of your abdomen and moves down to your right lower quadrant is "classic" for appendicitis. Unfortunately, appendicitis rarely presents classically. Sometimes it is accompanied with a fever and nausea, but not always. You have to have abdominal pain to have appendicitis. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis pain come and go?

Appendix pains more: Appendicitis pain should increase over 24-48 hours if that is the source of pain. Appendicitis occurs when blockage of the appendiceal lumen occurs. As the mucus and IgA are secreted from the appendix is blocked you feel the pain. If the blockage remains the pain worsens. Stool usually blocks it. See your doctor and they will help you. We dedicated our lives to help so call. Be well. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis pain last months?

Can appendicitis pain last months?

Rare: Very unusual. Usually with appendicitis you have around 24 hours from the onset of pain until the appendix ruptures. Once it ruptures, the pain is so severe it gets evaluated and fixed. There is chronic appendicitis, but it is less understood. Mild pain that comes and goes and sometimes it does last months or even years. This is not usually seen prior to surgery. Usually seen months later. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis pain come and go?

Some doctors believe: That chronic or relapsing appendicitis exists in a small percentage of patients, but it is almost always an acute problem. If you have appendicitis-like pain that comes and goes, then it could be caused by other conditions such as crohn's ileitis, meckel's diverticulitis, ovarian cyst, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, or even cancer, so have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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What is the cause of appendicitis?

What is the cause of appendicitis?

Unknown: Appendicitis can occur from infancy into the very elderly. I am not aware of any causes for appendicitis. One medical site lists the most common age group for appendicitis is ages 10-30. ...Read more

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What could appendicitis feel like?

What could appendicitis feel like?

The early symptoms: Of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton and then localizes to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen; some nausea, maybe with vomiting; and decreased appetite (anorexia). Early signs of appendicitis are abdominal tenderness that ultimately localizes to the rlq; there is discomfort with movement (e.g., the bumps in the road cause pain). ...Read more

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How to tell if I have appendicitis?

How to tell if I have appendicitis?

Sxs: Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. Things which are jolting like walking or coughing can increase the pain. You likely don’t feel like eating if you have appendicitis. ...Read more

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What are the signs of appendicitis?

Early or late?: Early may be non specific signs. Mild upper abd discomfort on exam. Later can be fever, dehydration from vomiting or diarrhea, rapid heart rate, pain in right lower quadrant of abdomen, "rebound" tenderness (hurts worse after pressing in), with heel drop, bringing right knee to chest, stretching it out, tenderness on rectal exam. Thinking maybe? See a doc now! ...Read more

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How to know if I have appendicitis?

How to know if I have appendicitis?

Appendicitis usually: Causes pain in the upper abdomen and then moves to the right lower quadrant. You will usually lose your appetite, and you may have a fever. If you experience symptoms such as this, please see your doctor for immediate evaluation. They may order an ultrasound or CT scan to see if your appendix is inflamed. ...Read more