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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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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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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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What happens if you don't treat an appendicitis?

What happens if you don't treat an appendicitis?

You can get very ...: Sick or die. If we diagnose and treat appendicitis early, before perforation, it is a quick operation and short hospitalization. If the appendix is already ruptured, the operation is more difficult, and the hospitalization is longer. If untreated altogether, appendicitis would probably be lethal. ...Read more

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How did our ancestors on the prairie treat appendicitis?

How did our ancestors on the prairie treat appendicitis?

Varies: Some used a six foot ditch while others used the "rock pile" method. Seriously, not all cases of untreated appendicitis is fatal. Thanks to modern medicine, patients are diagnosed before the inflammed appendix ruptures. ...Read more

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Can 800mg a day of merteonidazole be used to treat appendicitis?

Can 800mg a day of merteonidazole be used to treat appendicitis?

Not usually alone: it can be used along with aNother type of anabiotic as part of a broader regimen for treating appendicitis. Typically it is used as an adjunct with these other anabiotic's in addition to surgery United States ...Read more

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What will happen if you don't treat appendicitis, will it go away after a few weeks?

No: Untreated appendicitis will worsen possibly rupture. Treatment can include antibiotics but ideally surgical removal. In the 21st century surgical removal is the gold standard but antibiotics can be use as an interim treatment. ...Read more

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Can we treat appendicitis with antibiotics?

Can we treat appendicitis with antibiotics?

Appendectomy : While there is some evidence in the literature to argue in favor of treating certain populations with antibiotics alone, the GOLD STANDARD treatment for appendicitis remains open or laparoscopic appendectomy. This is a very safe and common operative procedure. ...Read more

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What would the doctor suggest if no operation can be performed to treat appendicitis?

What would the doctor suggest if no operation can be performed to treat appendicitis?

Antibiotics?: Not sure why surgery couldn't be done. Appendectomy remains the treatment of choice. However, there is some evidence that uncomplicated appendicitis can be treated successfully with antibiotics. If rupture and abscess formation occur, this can initially be treated with antibiotics and ct-guided catheter drainage if the abscess is large and accessible. Appendectomy is delayed several weeks. ...Read more

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What does the appendix do? What happens if you have appendicitis? How do physicians treat appendicitis?

Not much: Some lymph cells and minimal known function. Once inflamed appendicitis, it may rupture or abscess so it is removed, and most folks do quite well without. ...Read more

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