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Subacute Appendicitis 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
Hi Sir My brother is 40 years old and he has been diagnosed with Sub-acute appendicitis. Could you please help with best treatment?
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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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