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Doctor insights on: Subacute Appendicitis Treatment

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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How common is appendicitis and what is treatment?

Appendicitis: Appendicitis is most common in the 2nd & 3rd decades of life -- especially in 10-19 year olds, males more than females. Actual incidence is 233/100, 000 population. There is a fairly large differential diagnosis, which your doctor will work through first. Most patients with acute appendicitis are treated surgically -- an appendectomy is the gold standard of care. ...Read more

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Will appendicitis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will appendicitis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Possible: Perforated appendicitis left untreated has the potential of up to a 50% mortality or more. You must get appropriate treatment and quickly. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for appendicitis in latin america?

Appendectomy: There is only one effective treatment for appendicitis and that is to surgical remove the appendix. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's a non-surgical treatment for appendicitis?

Help! Need to know if there's a non-surgical treatment for appendicitis?

No good one.: Appendicitis was 99% fatal before antibiotics. Today with prompt surgical treatment it is rarely fatal. If you have appendicitis, get treatment now. Removal before rupture has a quick recovery, while ruptured appendicitis is associated with a prolonged recovery and more long term complications. ...Read more

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For how long should one avoid gym after conservative (non surgical) treatment of appendicitis?

Shouldn't matter: Exercise shouldn't be a factor, however common sense and logic would suggest to limit your activities as tolerated. In other words, if it hurts, back off the activity for a while. ...Read more

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Hey doctor! Can I know is conservative treatment (non-surgical) be considered in treating appendicitis?

Hey doctor! Can I know is conservative treatment (non-surgical) be considered in treating appendicitis?

Surgical cure: Appendicitis is a surgical disease. Appendix removal or appendectomy is a surgical procedure where the risk benefit analysis is clearly in favor of surgery. The procedure is safe effective and widely available. Non-operative therapy, meaning antibiotics alone risks complications like perforation and abcess. Get evaluated, get treated. ...Read more

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Boy of 6 y: After15d of pain and failed cephalosporin treatment, the diagnosis is appendicitis (esbl) with abcess. An appendectomy is made. Good choice?

Potentially: If the diagnosis turns out correct, then appendicitis with an abscess is typically treated by appendectomy. Time will tell ultimately if is correct based upon the findings in surgery. I would discuss with the surgeon any concerns. A ct scan abdomen and pelvis would likely show that finding as well if it is correct. ...Read more

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How to combat severe anxiety on getting appendicitis and dying of it?! Psychiatrist therapy CBT, doesn't work

How to combat severe anxiety on getting appendicitis and dying of it?! Psychiatrist therapy CBT, doesn't work

You just may have: Have the appendix removed! If you have symptoms of appendicitis and you consult with a general surgeon, there are a number of things that are taken into consideration. If you have the appendix removed you know that further bouts of belly pain are due to something else (abdominal epilepsy for example presents with GI discomfort autonomic signs and panic attacks and is diagnosed with an EEG) ...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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Can antibiotics completely heal subacute appendicitis?

Maybe: In england and japan, many cases of appendicitis are treated with antibiotics only and the patient never has an appendix surgery. They report that less than 20% need surgery at a later date. In the us, surgery with antibiotics is the most common treatment for appendicitis. Sometimes a ruptured appendicitis with abscess is treated by ct scan guided drainage first. ...Read more

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17years girl has subacute transvere myclopatby. What is its treatment?

17years girl has subacute transvere myclopatby. What is its treatment?

Consult a good neuro: A good neurologist can help address your questions. Transverse myelitis is a serious disease and can cause paralysis...Steroids are commonly used but it is best you take an expert's advice. ...Read more

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How did people cure appendicitis without surgery?

Diet and prayer: Excellent question! appendicitis was only first described in 1886. Since then we've done a remarkably good job of teaching people about appendectomy. In truth most people with appendicitis probably got better on their own. For more look at my website. Www. Appendicitis. Pro. ...Read more

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What did people do to cure appendicitis in the past before surgery?

There are isolated: Reports of successful antibiotic treatment for acute appendicitis. These are usually in children, or for perforated appendicitis, or come from other countries. Historically, appendicitis caused many deaths before surgical treatment became available. Also, before accurate ct imaging became available, many cases of suspected appendicitis were not really appendicitis, but some other infection. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with subacute appendicitis. My Dr. Wants to monitor me rather than surgery; should I seek a 2nd opinion?

I have been diagnosed with subacute appendicitis. My Dr. Wants to monitor me rather than surgery; should I seek a 2nd opinion?

Alternative diagnos?: Answering your question is complex. Use HealthTap Prime as there's not enough space in this format (400 characters) to give adequate explanation. How long has "subacute" symptoms been going on? Is that consistent with diagnosis? Are there OTHER SYMPTOMS or DIAGNOSES that haven't been taken into account? Ultimately, you have a right to a 2nd opinion, but take a REASONABLE decision NOT EMOTIONAL one ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subacute cutaneous lupus?

What is the treatment for subacute cutaneous lupus?

No sun, some Rx: Sun protection, topical steroids. If no better in 2-4 weeks, cortisone injections into the lesions or topical calcineurin inhibitors. If still no better in 2-4 more weeks, oral hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial medication. There are even further treatment for refractory cases but the above usually works. ...Read more

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Has subacute infective endocarditis ever been known to resolve w/o treatment? Had symptoms yrs ago incl. What looked like janeway+osler lesions, ~3 mo

Has subacute infective endocarditis ever been known to resolve w/o treatment? Had symptoms yrs ago incl. What looked like janeway+osler lesions, ~3 mo

The problem with: This infection is that it WILL NOT resolve without treatment! It will untreated go on to slowly dissolve the heart valve and "plant" itself in other organs!



Hope this helps! Get treatment and FOLLOW it! It's a FRUSTRATING infection but it IS treatble!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Any recent news on treatment for subacute granulomatous thyroiditis?

Any recent news on treatment for subacute granulomatous thyroiditis?

Not sure about ques: Subacute thyroiditis (often painful) is often caused by a virus, can cause transient hyper or hypothyroidism, but usually is self-limited. It does not produce granulomas. There are rare diseases of the thyroid where a systemic disease (eg sarcoidosis) can infiltrate the gland. Your terminology is unusual. Are you seeing an endocrinologist? ...Read more

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Does doxycycline cure appendicitis? I am not sure I have that but I have every symptom including elev wbc my gyn put me on doxy because of the wbc

No: In Europe chlldren will be put on antibiotics for appendicitis. However, I am unaware of any literature that support the use doxycycline treating an appendicitis. Your doctor may be treating a pelvic infection, and that can have similar symptoms as an appendicitis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subacute superior endplate compression fracture of L1; already have a spinal fusion from T10-L2 with Wilson Plates in 1980?

What is the treatment for subacute superior endplate compression fracture of L1; already have a spinal fusion from T10-L2 with Wilson Plates in 1980?

You should: Evaluate the status of KYPHOPLASTY which was introduced a number of years ago to treat compression fractures!
Hope this helps and BTW Physical Therapy may be a good start!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm really paranoid over appendicities how can I cure this any pain I feel I think is appendicities & start getting scared & anxiety help : (?

I'm really paranoid over appendicities how can I cure this any pain I feel I think is appendicities & start getting scared & anxiety help : (?

Go to an MD for a: General physical to R/O that you actually have appendicitis. If you are healthy, then there is more to look at, starting with hypochondriasis--a form of anxiety disorder focusing on fear of contracting medical or psychological conditions when there is no physical evidence. This is when you go see a psychologist. ...Read more

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Do I have to have surgery if I have appendicitis? Is there any other treatment?

Do I have to have surgery if I have appendicitis? Is there any other treatment?

Surgery Best Option: Studies show that some people with acute appendicitis may be treated with antibiotics alone. However, most will progress to rupture (and worse) without surgery. Until we can predict who can avoid surgery, the safest choice is to proceed with surgery for all. Thankfully, this can often be done via minimally invasive surgery, a short recovery, and minimal pain. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment for appendicitis without surgery for a 4 year old?

Not a good idea: Appendicitis if untreated can lead to abdominal infections and death. Please go to an urgent care center of an ed to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

Deep bite correction: Extraction may not be necessary. Speak with your Orthodontist for options. ...Read more

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Where is the treatment available in the u.S.?

Question?: I am so sorry, but your question does not give me enough information to answer. What treatment are you referring to? Please re-ask your question? ...Read more