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What is Appendicitis?

The appendix is a small 3 and 1/2-inch-long pouch joined to the large intestine on the lower right side of your belly (abdomen). Appendicitis is the inflammation of the organ. In the beginning, the pain occurs around the navel and right side of the abdomen. As the inflammation gets worse, the pain increases. The appendix can also burst if it is not removed on time.

Although anyone can develop appendicitis at any age, most often, it occurs in people between the ages of 10 to 30. You can contact Pristyn Care to undergo a laparoscopic appendectomy in Bangalore at the hands of expert doctors.

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Overview

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Appendicitis in Different Languages
  • Appendicitis in Hindi- अपेन्डिक्स का संक्रमण/ अपेंडिक्स में सूजन
  • Appendicitis in Tamil- குடல் அழற்சி
  • Appendicitis in Telugu- అపెండిసైటిస్
  • Appendicitis in Bengali- অ্যাপেন্ডিসাইটিস
Stages of Appendicitis
  • Early
  • Suppurative
  • Gangrenous
  • Perforated
  • Phlegmonous
  • Spontaneous resolving
  • Recurrent
  • Chronic
Common Side Effects of Appendix Operation
  • Bleeding
  • Wound infection
  • Swelling in the surgical site
  • Injury to nearby tissues or organs
  • Numbness due to anesthesia
Why minimally invasive appendix surgery?
  • Painless
  • 45 minutes procedure
  • Permanent cure
  • No recurrence of appendicitis
  • USFDA approved
  • High success rate
  • Less risk of infection
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Treatment

Diagnosis

You may not think about appendicitis immediately as the symptoms like constipation or diarrhea, and vomiting can be caused by a number of reasons. Even heartburn may be one of the symptoms. If the medication for heartburn or gas does not help and you experience pain in the lower abdomen or lower back, it is time to seek medical help. Diagnosing appendicitis can be sensitive as the symptoms are similar to intestinal infection, Crohn’s disease, gallbladder problem, or urinary tract infection. Still, there is some clinical diagnosis that includes:

  • Urinary test
  • Blood test
  • Ultrasound
  • CT scan
  • Chest X-ray, in case of a child, to check pneumonia

Procedure

Sometimes antibiotics can treat infection in the appendix, but due to the busy schedule, patients usually prefer quick surgical treatment. Appendicitis is a medical emergency situation that must be treated within a few hours before it gets burst. There are two surgical approaches, open and laparoscopic appendectomies.

In an open appendectomy, the surgeon removes the appendix by making a large incision in the abdomen. The appendix is removed and the wound is cleaned and closed with stitches. This is the most preferred procedure for those who have already gone through abdominal surgery or those who have a perforated appendix.

In laparoscopic appendectomy, the surgeon makes 2-3 small incisions in the abdomen. During the procedure, the abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide so that the surgeon can clearly see inside. A thin tube-like instrument with a camera attached on top of it so that the surgeon gets a view inside the abdomen. Other surgical instruments are inserted through the rest of the incisions. The appendix is removed and the incisions are closed using surgical glue.

For adults and obese people, laparoscopic appendicitis surgery is the best treatment. There are several advantages of laparoscopic surgery over open surgery:

  • Small incisions and minimum scarring
  • Short surgery that takes 30-40 minutes
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Short hospital stay
  • Quick return to normal activities
  • Better cosmetic results
  • Fewer complications

In Our Doctor's Word

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Dr. Mohsin Khan

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery

12 Years Experience

"Most people don't even know about appendix until the appendicitis develops. However, once the pain begins, the condition is usually acute, the pain grows rapidly and turns severe within a day or two. This is why, once appendicitis is recorded, I always suggest immediate treatment. Any delay only severes the condition, risks rupture, infection and disturbed bodily functions. It is one of worst pains. Therefore, I strongly suggest, if you feel any abnormal or intense pain in the extreme right side of your lower pelvic, seek immediate medical help and do not delay treatment. If diagnosed early, it can be treated through laparoscopy and the recovery can be much faster and simple. "

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Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

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A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

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Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

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We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

Frequently Asked Questions on Appendicitis

How long does the appendicitis pain last?

Chronic appendicitis can have milder symptoms that last for a long time, and disappear and reappear. It can go undiagnosed for several weeks, months, or even years. Acute appendicitis has more severe symptoms that appear suddenly within 24 to 48 hours . Acute appendicitis requires immediate attention and medical help.

What size of the appendix is normal?

The average size of the appendix is 6cm in length and when a patient suffers from appendicitis, the appendix size varies from 10cm to 25cm. It is an emergency condition for which appendectomy is the best treatment.

How can appendicitis be prevented?

Appendicitis can not be prevented but is less common in people eat fiber-rich food such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Take small meals 4-5 times a day instead of 2 big meals. Drinking a lot of water will also prevent constipation which is one of the symptoms of appendicitis. If you think you have appendicitis, consult a gastroenterologist in Bangalore.

What are the emergency signs of appendicitis? 

Here are some signs that mean that you need emergency treatment for appendicitis:

  • Severe and consistent abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • High fever
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Inability to pass gas

Most of these symptoms are associated with a ruptured appendix. Therefore, you will need emergency treatment.

Is it possible to treat appendicitis without surgery? 

Yes. Chronic appendicitis can be treated with the help of antibiotic medicines, such as ampicillin, tramadol, diclofenac, ceftriaxone, etc. These medicines will treat the infection and reduce inflammation that will provide you temporary relief. However, there will still be chances of recurrence and advancement of chronic appendicitis into acute appendicitis.

Is appendicitis curable? 

Yes. Surgery is the permanent cure for appendicitis as it removes the organ completely, thereby eliminating the pain and other symptoms.

When to see a doctor for appendicitis? 

You should see a doctor for appendicitis if you have severe abdominal pain. Also, make sure that you hurry up and get properly diagnosed to prevent complications.

Which doctor to consult for appendicitis? 

You can consult a family practitioner, primary care provider (PCP), internist, and pediatrician at first if you have symptoms of appendicitis. If the case is acute and you need surgery, a general surgeon would be the right person to consult. They will provide surgical as well as medical care for appendicitis treatment.

How can I find an appendix specialist in Bangalore near me? 

To find the best doctor in Bangalore for appendix treatment, you should follow these tips:

  • Check the doctor’s certification
  • Make sure that the doctor has a valid license
  • Ask how many years of experience the doctor has
  • Find out how many appendectomies the doctor has performed
  • Analyze the doctor’s skills by interviewing previous patients
  • Look through the patient testimonials and reviews
  • See how the doctor communicates with you
Is appendix operation cost in Bangalore covered by insurance? 

Yes. Appendix surgery cost in Bangalore is covered under the insurance plans of most insurance providers. It is a life-threatening condition that is necessary to treat. Therefore, you can easily get a claim for appendicitis treatment and get best-in-class services at the top hospitals.

Does Pristyn Care have its own hospital in Bangalore for appendix surgery?

No. Pristyn Care doesn’t have its own hospital in Bangalore for appendix treatment. We are partnered with the best hospitals and clinics that have state-of-the-art facilities and top-grade amenities to take care of all patient needs.

Does appendix surgery hurt? 

No. Appendix surgery itself doesn’t hurt at all. This is because the patient is given anesthesia during the procedure. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the patient doesn’t feel any kind of pain or discomfort. However, you may experience pain or numbness after the anesthesia wears off, for which, the doctor will prescribe you pain medications.

Can exercise provide relief from appendicitis pain? 

No. Exercise doesn’t provide relief from the pain caused by appendicitis. Moreover, if you try to exercise or even walk around, it can aggravate the pain and make it worse. Therefore, it will be better if you avoid moving at all.

Is appendicitis dangerous? 

Appendicitis is a condition that can be fatal if not treated on time. The inflammation that occurs in the appendix can progress to rupture, peritonitis, sepsis, and ultimately death. So, yes, it is a dangerous condition that should be treated immediately.

Is apple cider vinegar good for appendicitis? 

Apple cider vinegar is an ingredient that has anti-inflammatory properties and other health benefits as well. It can help to reduce the inflammation in the appendix and pain as well. So, it is considered good for appendicitis.

Are there any homeopathic medicines for appendicitis? 

Yes. There are numerous homeopathic medicines available for appendicitis.

  • Bryonia Alb (Wild hops)
  • Lycopodium Clavatum (Club moss)
  • Arnica Montana (Leopard’s bane)
  • Rhus Toxicodendron (Poison Ivy)
  • Belladonna (Deadly nightshade)
  • Hepar Sulph (Hepar sulphuris calcareum)

You should also know that there is no guarantee that these medicines are effective.

What are the common ayurvedic treatments for acute appendicitis? 

There are several ayurvedic treatments available for appendicitis treatment, such as:

  • Sheet Dhara Syrup
  • Detox Premium Powder
  • Nerve Up Capsules
  • Trikata Syrup
  • Panchsakar Churna
  • Triphala Guggulu Tablet

There is no assurance that these treatment methods will work for you. You can try them after consulting with the doctor.

How long does it take to recover after appendicitis surgery?

The complete recovery time after appendectomy is around 3-4 weeks. There are several factors too that will impact the recovery time. It includes your overall health, complications from appendicitis, and the specific type of treatment you receive. You will be able to recover more quickly if your overall health is good, there are no complications, and laparoscopic technique is being used for appendix surgery.

Are there any home remedies for chronic appendicitis?

Here are some home remedies that you can try for chronic appendicitis:

  • Drink enough water and other fluids
  • Have ginseng team twice daily to manage the pain and inflammation
  • Eat one tablespoon of soaked green grams three times a day.
  • Consume honey and lemon juice to treat indigestion.
  • Mix mint essence in water and drink it once every 3-4 hours to relieve the pain.
  • Buttermilk is also effective in preventing bacterial growth in the appendix. Try drinking one liter of buttermilk if possible to inhibit bacteria.

You should know that there is no evidence that these home remedies will work. Therefore, it will be better if you use them after consulting with a specialist.

Will there be any consequences of appendix removal?

No. Generally, there are no negative health consequences of removing the appendix surgically. Scientists believe that the appendix is a vestigial organ that has no significant function in the body. Therefore, its removal doesn’t affect the overall health of the individual.

What is the laparoscopic appendectomy success rate? 

The success rate of laparoscopic appendectomy is more than 95%. This is so because it is a minimally invasive technique that is performed by specially trained surgeons. They ensure that the procedure is carried out safely and precisely.

Suffering from severe & persistent pain? Get in touch with Pristyn Care & consult the best surgeons to undergo appendectomy or appendix removal surgery in Bangalore.

Appendicitis is one of the conditions that are almost always treated as an emergency. It is often diagnosed at the chronic stage as most people don’t take abdominal pain seriously. And at that stage, appendix removal surgery (also known as appendectomy) is the only way to treat appendicitis.

If you are also suffering due to consistent abdominal pain, Pristyn Care is here to help. We provide advanced medical care in Bangalore as well as in other major cities of India to make advanced treatment easily accessible for everyone.

We house a certified and highly qualified team of general and laparoscopic surgeons. Our doctors have more than 8 years of experience and ample knowledge of how to handle even the most severe cases of appendicitis.

Generally, the doctor will recommend that the appendix is removed surgically as quickly as possible to make sure that it doesn’t rupture inside the body. Acute appendicitis can be treated with antibiotics but if the condition has become chronic, surgery is the only potential way to treat the condition. Thus, it is necessary that you have reliable and reputed doctors by your side so that you can relax and have surgery without any hesitation.

What is the difference between acute and chronic appendicitis?

Most people confuse chronic and acute appendicitis with each other. Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes infected or inflamed and starts causing abdominal pain. But in acute and chronic cases, the frequency and severity of the pain are quite different.

Acute Appendicitis

Appendicitis is said to be acute when a person develops severe symptoms suddenly within 24-48 hours. It is a medical emergency that should be treated without further ado. It occurs due to the following reasons-

  • A viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection in the digestive tract
  • Stools causing a blockage in the tube between the large intestine and appendix
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Injury or trauma in the abdomen
  • Tumors

Without treatment, the appendix can rupture or burst out within 2-3 days if the symptoms persist. Moreover, the abdominal pain will be intense and hard to ignore.

Chronic Appendicitis

Chronic appendicitis can occur due to many different reasons, such as:

  • Inflammation and obstruction of the appendix
  • Accumulation of fecal matter
  • Calcified fecal deposits or appendix stones
  • Trauma to the abdomen
  • Enlarged lymph nodes and glands
  • Build up of foreign objects
  • Tumor

In chronic cases, the pain (this is the primary symptom) of appendicitis lasts for longer periods, most often a week or so. There can be other symptoms like fever, swelling, tenderness in the abdomen, tiredness, nausea, diarrhea, etc. present alongside. However, not all people with chronic appendicitis will have these symptoms.

The symptoms also subside on their own and return abruptly, which further makes it harder for the doctor to diagnose the condition accurately. Out of all the cases of appendicitis, only 1.5% are chronic.

What complications can arise if appendicitis is left untreated?

Appendicitis can become life-threatening if it is not treated on time. There is a very high possibility that acute appendicitis causes the appendix to rupture, due to which the fecal matter and bacteria spill into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to the following complications:

  • Peritonitis– As the appendix bursts, the lining of the abdominal cavity or peritoneum can become infected and inflamed. This is called peritonitis which is a fatal condition. If this happens, you will have a fast heartbeat, high fever, shortness of breath, and severe abdominal pain consistently. The doctor will first have to treat the infection with the help of antibiotics. Once the infection is resolved, only then can the doctor proceed with appendix surgery.
  • Abscesses– Sometimes, abscesses may also form around the burst appendix. It usually forms when the white blood cells in the body try to fight the infection. To treat appendicitis, the doctor will first treat the infection and drain the abscess to perform an appendectomy.
  • Sepsis– In rare cases, the bacteria from the ruptured appendix may enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body, causing sepsis. It will cause symptoms such as high or low temperature, confusion, severe sleepiness, and shortness of breath. It is one of the main reasons for death in appendicitis patients.

If these complications arise, it can make it difficult for the doctor to treat appendicitis right away.

How is laparoscopic appendectomy better than open appendectomy?

Open appendectomy is the traditional approach that is performed through an incision of about 5cm or 2 inches on the right side of the lower abdominal wall. Laparoscopic appendectomy is a modern procedure that is performed through multiple small-sized incisions, each of about 1 cm or 1/2 inch.

While open appendix surgery is highly invasive, laparoscopic appendix surgery is minimally invasive and has the following advantages over the traditional approach.

  • Tiny scars with less tissue cutting
  • Reduced post-surgical pain
  • Reduced risk of wound infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Higher success rate
  • Minimal restrictions on diet
  • Faster recovery

Open and laparoscopic appendectomy has several risks and complications. But it is up to the surgeon to choose the best technique for the patient. In most cases, a patient prefers to undergo laparoscopic appendix removal surgery. However, in some cases, especially when the appendix is infected, the doctor may have to use the open surgical technique to carry out the procedure safely.

Post-Surgery Care After Appendectomy

Whether you’ve had open appendicitis surgery or laparoscopic surgery, you will have to follow the doctor’s instructions to take care of the wound and overall health. You will have to follow the tips below:

  • Take a bland diet in the next few days after having an appendectomy. Advance gradually and start eating usual food only if your body allows it.
  • You may experience constipation for a few days after surgery due to heavy pain medications. Most patients don’t have bowel movements up to 3 days after surgery. Therefore, the doctor may prescribe stool softeners or laxatives to help prevent constipation.
  • Pain is natural after a surgical procedure. Therefore, the doctor will prescribe some pain medications as well as anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medicines.
  • Usually, dissolvable sutures are used to close the wound. However, in some cases, stitches may be used. In both scenarios, keep the wound clean and dry. Make sure that you don’t soak in hot tubs or swim as it can cause irritation or infection in the wound.
  • You can take a bath the day after the surgery, but don’t let the incisions get wet.
  • Avoid driving until the doctor gives you permission.
  • Limit your physical activities and make sure that you don’t lift heavy weights for at least two weeks after surgery.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothes that give you freedom of movement and don’t rub against the wound.
  • Visit the doctor for post-surgery follow-ups whenever required or as suggested by the doctor.

How to prevent appendicitis?

Generally, there is no assured way to prevent appendicitis from occurring except for diet control. By choosing the right food and a balanced diet, you will be able to keep your digestive tract healthy and prevent the appendix from becoming inflamed.

Foods You Should Eat:

All foods that are rich in fiber help to prevent appendicitis. These foods include:

  • Oats or wheat gram for breakfast
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Brown rice
  • Fresh fruits

Foods You Should Avoid:

Here are the food items that can increase your risk of appendicitis:

  • Fried foods that are fatty and irritate the digestive system.
  • Alcohol as it harms the liver and affects digestion.
  • Processed foods, such as meat or frozen food items.
  • Baked goods, including cakes, pastries, cookies, etc.
  • Excess of sugar
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