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Medicine For Appendicitis
What to do if I have acute appendicitis that is just making my life worse. Can it be treated with drug medications?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer