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Doctor is worried I might have appendicitis but is not sure. Wants to do a diagnostic laparoscopy. Can this help?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Yes, but...

Appendicitis, with rare exception, is an acute process that, left untreated, will lead to rupture.
It would be highly unusual to have to do exploratory surgery for appendicitis since ct scans are very sensitive tests. Furthermore, this would need to be done on an emergency basis, usually not lending itself to online inquiries.

In brief: Yes, but...

Appendicitis, with rare exception, is an acute process that, left untreated, will lead to rupture.
It would be highly unusual to have to do exploratory surgery for appendicitis since ct scans are very sensitive tests. Furthermore, this would need to be done on an emergency basis, usually not lending itself to online inquiries.
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