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Appendicitis

Appendicitis is inflammation of Appendix. The appendix is a small finger-shaped pouch which usually has no function in the human body later, although it works as the immune system at an initial stage. It is located at the junction of small and large intestines. At the initial stage of life, it works as the immune systems of our body but later, It is taken as an unused part of the body not involved in any functioning.

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Symptoms of Appendicitis:-

Appendicitis is common among the young people and the people of old age . Common symptoms of Appendicitis are given below:-

  • Pain in Abdomen which starts from the belly and mover to the Lower right side. The pain gets worse while standing, coughing, sneezing, and taking deep breaths. Pain may sometime raise sudden and may wake you up while sleeping.
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Constipation and Diarrhea
  • An inability to pass gas
  • A low-grade fever
  • Abdomen Swelling
  • Feeling discomfort in any bowel movement

Causes of Appendicitis:-

Some of the common causes of Appendicitis are given below as exact causes are still unknown:-

  • Blockage of the opening in the appendix
  • Infection in the gastrointestinal tract may cause enlargement in the wall of the appendix
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Any abdomen injury or trauma
  • Stool, parasites can block appendices lumen

Complications of Appendicitis?

One of the major problem or complication is Peritonitis which is dangerous and serious condition and it happens when appendix bursts and the infection spread to the abdomen. When it happens, patients may have fever, nausea, severe tenderness in abdomen, vomiting, an abscess called appendiceal abscess.

Whenever patients feel pain and above-mentioned symptoms, he should immediately visit the doctor or surgeon.

Diagnosis of Appendicitis:-

  • Medical History includes the duration of pain, the area of pain, severity of pain, medical conditions, previous illness history, previous surgical procedures, drinking & eating habits and other symptoms affecting the abdomen.
  • Physical Exam is conducted by the physician by applying pressure on the abdomen. Rovsing's sign, Psoas sign, Obturator sign, Guarding, Rebound tenderness etc are noticed during a physical examination.
  • Digital Rectal Exam and Pelvic Exam to know the exact cause.

Apart from the above-mentioned diagnosis methods, other lab tests are used:-

  • Blood Tests to check the sign of infection, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
  • Urinalysis to find out UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) or a kidney stone.
  • Pregnancy Test to check for the pregnancy symptoms.
  • Imaging Tests to diagnose the Appendicitis or other causes of abdominal pain
  • Ultrasound to see the sign of inflammation, Burst appendix, Other sources of abdominal pain, A blockage in appendiceal lumen
  • CT Scan if required is done to check for Enlarged or burst appendix

After going through the various tests and diagnosis, effective treatments or surgery can be performed to treat the Appendicitis

How to Treat the Appendicitis:-

Appendicitis is treated with the surgery only by removing the appendix. the surgical procedure is performed using an anesthesia. A doctor will ask the patients to go for the surgery at the earliest so as to avoid the condition of ruptured appendicitis. The different surgical methods are given under to treat the Appendicitis

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparotomy

- Laparoscopic Surgery: In this procedure, some incisions are made to insert laparoscopic tools to remove the appendix. Laparoscopic surgery is the most popular due to its effective benefits mentioned here:-

  • Minimal invasive pain
  • Fastest Recovery
  • Early return to normal activities say 3-5 days
  • Shorter stay in Hospital
  • Fewer risks and complications
  • Minimally sized incisions or scars and early healing of wounds

If the appendix is not painful, it is not required to remove the same. Some doctors may remove it to eliminate the chances of the future possibility of appendicitis or some may correct the actual problem during surgery instead of removing the appendix. Whatever the case, one should not neglect the pain and abdominal discomfort.

- Laparotomy: In this method, the incision is done in the right area of the abdomen or in the midline to remove the appendix.

After surgery, if you face the following problems, one should visit the surgeon to consult before it worse:-

  • Fever over 100DC (37.8DC) with or without diarrhea
  • Chest pain
  • Redness, swelling, pain in the incision area
  • Dizzy & faint
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Shortage of breathing
  • Increasing Abdominal Pain & Swelling.

How To Treat Complications Of A Burst Appendix?

Another factor:- burst Appendix need to be treated at the earliest as it will cause the abdomen infection, the severity of which may cause death. To treat it, there are two popular methods are used:-

  • Burst appendicitis:- Laparotomy technique will be used to clean the abdomen and remove the appendix or to make it infection-free.
  • Appendicular abscess:- The surgeon may remove the pus from an appendiceal abscess after laparotomy and drain rest of the pus with the help of a tube through the abdominal wall. Antibiotics are given to control the infection.

Appendicitis can be more painful if corrective measures are not taken. Better to consult the APPENDICITIS surgeon in Gurgaon at Pristyn Care Laser Clinic to have effective treatments and painless abdomen.

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