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If you don't have appendicitis will tgey still remove it?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
8 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
When performing exploratory surgery based on the presumption of acute appendicitis, we usually remove the appendix even if it looks normal.
This is because it may still be inflamed, which can be determined by looking under the microscope. Furthermore, whatever caused the pain may recur; the next time we will know it's not appendicitis.

In brief: Sometimes
When performing exploratory surgery based on the presumption of acute appendicitis, we usually remove the appendix even if it looks normal.
This is because it may still be inflamed, which can be determined by looking under the microscope. Furthermore, whatever caused the pain may recur; the next time we will know it's not appendicitis.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
If i take a patient to the operating room for right lower quadrant pain, they lose their appendix so that if it is not causing the problem, we know that it cannot be appendicitis when or if they have continued problems after surgery.
Sometimes the appendix will look normal and the patient will still get better. It is important to look for other sources of the problem while you are there.

In brief: Maybe
If i take a patient to the operating room for right lower quadrant pain, they lose their appendix so that if it is not causing the problem, we know that it cannot be appendicitis when or if they have continued problems after surgery.
Sometimes the appendix will look normal and the patient will still get better. It is important to look for other sources of the problem while you are there.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily.
Consult yor local general surgeon.

In brief: Not necessarily.
Consult yor local general surgeon.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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