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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 typically starts with pain around the navel. Within hours, the pain travels to the lower right-hand side, where the appendix usually lies and becomes constant and severe as the inflammation worsens.

Although anyone can develop appendicitis at any age, most often it occurs in people between the ages of 10 and 30. At Pristyn Care, we have the finest doctors and medical coordinators who will take care of you until you are relieved.

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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

Hassle-free insurance approval

All insurances covered

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No cost EMI

Why Pristyn Care?

Free appointment with expert doctors

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Most advanced treatment at lowest cost

Causes

  • Blockage of the opening in the appendix
  • Hard, rock-like stool
  • Any abdomen injury or trauma
  • Infection in the gastrointestinal tract or swollen lymph nodes in the intestines
  • Cancerous Tumor or parasites

Symptoms

  • Dull pain near the navel
  • Pain increases when taking deep breaths, cough, or sneeze
  • Nausea ,vomiting and inability to pass gas
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever

Treatment

Doctor examining stomach of patient with abdominal pain

Diagnosis

Your doctor will usually diagnose appendicitis via physical examination. The doctor will press different areas of the abdomen to check for tenderness, swelling, and rigidity in the abdomen. If the physical tests do not confirm appendicitis, your doctor may ask you to undergo the following tests –

  • Blood test to look for signs of infection
  • Pregnancy test for women
  • Urine test to rule out other conditions for bladder infection
  • Ultrasound scan
  • CT scan

Treatment

There are several factors that decide the outcome of surgery. Appendicitis can be treated via two methods. In case of an appendix burst, surgeons usually go for open surgery to reduce the chances of complications and achieve better results.

Open surgery for appendix removal – The surgeon makes one incision in the right side of the abdomen to remove the appendix. This treatment is mostly done in case of an emergency or burst appendix. Open surgery allows the surgeon to clean the abdomen and remove the appendix in case of an appendix burst. The rest of the pus is drained with the help of a tube through the abdominal wall. The appendix is then removed. Strenuous activities must be avoided for up to 6 weeks.

Laparoscopic surgery – In this, the surgeons use several smaller incisions and special surgical tools to remove your appendix. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimal invasion surgery that leads to fewer complications, faster recovery, lower infection risks, and shorter post-recovery time.

In our Doctor’s Words

Dr. Mohsin Khan

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery

12 Years Experience Overall

In our Doctor’s Words

Most people dont 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I seek medical treatment for appendicitis?

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Is appendicitis surgery painful?

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Why is laparoscopic surgery better than open surgery?

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Is it necessary to get my appendix removed if I have appendicitis?

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What is the cost of laparoscopic treatment for appendicitis at Pristyn Care in Bhubaneswar?

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Will Pristyn Care cover my insurance for laparoscopic treatment in Bhubaneswar?

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What can I expect after appendix removal (appendectomy)?

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What are the emergency signs of appendicitis? 

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When to see a doctor for appendicitis? 

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Can exercise provide relief from appendicitis pain? 

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Treating complications due to a burst appendix

Appendicitis needs immediate medical treatment. In case of lack of treatment, the condition can cause complications, one of which is called peritonitis. Peritonitis is termed an infection in the lining of your abdominal cavity due to an appendix burst. In case of an appendix burst, your surgeon will need to remove your appendix immediately via surgery, and failing to undergo surgery can be life-threatening. A surgeon will usually – 

  • Drain the pus from an appendiceal abscess during or before surgery. 
  • Places a tube in the abscess through the abdominal wall to drain it. 
  • The tube is left in the drainage for about two weeks while you take antibiotics to treat the infection. Surgeons then operate to remove what remains of infection and inflammation after they are under control after about 6 to 8 weeks.

Pristyn Care offers simplified daycare surgery for appendicitis in Bhubaneswar

Pristyn Care offers a seamless experience by associating with a few of the best doctors and surgeons in Bhubaneswar. We aim to achieve excellent surgical results concerning any treatments. We are also associated with some of the best hospitals in the city with state-of-the-art facilities so that all our patients get high-class treatment. 

Benefits of undergoing appendicitis surgery in Bhubaneswar from Pristyn Care are:

  • Daycare surgery- you can go home on the same day of surgery
  • A very high success rate
  • Insurance approval assistance
  • No upfront payment
  • COVID safe clinics and hospitals
  • Zero EMI facility

How to book an appointment for an appendicitis treatment from Pristyn Care in Bhubaneswar?

Fill out the patient form on our website www.pristyncare.com. Our medical coordinators will reach out to you at the earliest to fix an appointment with the concerned doctor according to your schedule. 

You can directly connect with our medical coordinators through the contact number on our website. The medical coordinator will listen to your query and connect you with the doctor near your area and book an appointment consecutively. 

You can also book an appointment through our Pristyn Care app. Once our medical coordinators receive your query, they will arrange an online consultation from doctors at the earliest. 

Appendicitis in kids: Why is it important to get treatment?

Appendicitis is most common in kids aged 15- 30. However, it can happen at any age regardless of gender. In children, appendicitis is usually marked by a stomach ache near the navel. Your child may also experience the following symptoms – 

  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Nauseous
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal bloating or swelling
  • A tender abdomen 

While older children or teenagers are more likely to experience:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the lower right side of the abdomen 

How can I prevent appendicitis?

There is no such process of prevention of appendicitis. However, intaking a fiber-rich diet can lower the risk of appendicitis. Certain foods can also decrease the risk of appendicitis that is rich in fiber- 

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Split peas
  • Beans and other legumes
  • Oatmeal
  • Brown rice
  • Whole wheat and other whole grains

Symptoms of appendicitis during pregnancy

Appendicitis during pregnancy can be a major complication if it is not diagnosed in time. The growing uterus can push the appendix higher during pregnancy, causing pain in the upper abdomen. However, there are no major risks that can incur during appendicitis treatment during pregnancy. Pregnant women may not always have the conventional symptoms of appendicitis, especially during the seconds or third trimester. Several symptoms of appendicitis during pregnancy are – 

  • Pain in the upper side of the abdomen
  • Heartburn
  • Gas
  • Alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhea

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 the doctor can 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 over diet
  • Faster recovery

Open and laparoscopic appendectomy have 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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