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What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is a medical condition where the appendix becomes inflamed and filled with pus, causing severe abdominal pain. 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.

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 Pristyn Care?

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30% off on diagnostic tests

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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

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Diagnosis

The doctors at Pristyn Care are highly experienced and conduct a thorough diagnosis to detect the underlying condition. The diagnosis may include a physical examination in which the doctor would put slight pressure on your abdomen to check the swelling and pain in the lower abdomen region. There are a few diagnostic tests the doctor would recommend to detect the root cause of appendicitis and it’s severity:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine culture
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • CT scan
  • MRI scan

Procedure

Appendicitis can be treated as an emergency as well if the condition is severe. The surgical removal of appendicitis is known as appendectomy. This treatment is considered the best technique in all cases of appendicitis. In case the appendix is ruptured, the doctor will clean the contents from your abdominal cavity. There are two types of appendectomy:

  • Open surgery– In this procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in the right area of the abdomen or in the midline to remove the appendix. This treatment is used in the emergency case of a burst appendix. The surgeon could clean the abdomen and remove the appendix(Burst appendicitis) or drain the rest of the pus with the help of a tube through the abdominal wall and then remove the appendix (appendicular abscess). After surgery strenuous activities may be avoided for up to 6 weeks.
  • Laparoscopic surgery– This is an advanced form of appendix treatment where the surgeon uses a small device called a laparoscope to remove the appendix through a small cut on the belly. The laparoscope has a tiny video camera and surgical tools. The tube, camera, and tools are put in through the incisions. The surgeon does the surgery while looking at a TV monitor and removes the appendix. It is minimally invasive, one can get back to normal routine in 2-3 days and minimum size scar and wounds.

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

What kind of doctor should I see for an appendix treatment?

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What is the cost of appendicitis surgery in Delhi?

The average cost of laparoscopic appendicitis surgery in Delhi may range from INR 45,000 to INR 65,000. However, the average cost of appendicitis surgery may differ depending on several factors. A few of them are:

  • The age of the patient
  • The type and severity of the condition
  • Doctor’s general fees
  • Type of anesthesia used for the surgery
  • Type of technique used for appendectomy
  • Hospitalization
  • Medications
  • Diagnostic tests

Benefits of Undergoing Advanced Appendicitis Surgery in Delhi?

Laparoscopic surgery for appendix removal or laparoscopic appendectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient would be asleep while the surgery is performed. In laparoscopic surgery for appendix removal, a laparoscopic surgeon makes 2-3 small incisions near the belly button and inserts a port which creates an opening and fills the abdomen with gas. Since the abdomen is inflated with gas, the surgeon gets space to perform the surgery well. The surgeon then inserts a laparoscope that has a tiny camera attached to it inside the abdomen. The camera guides the surgeon to view inside the abdomen which the surgeon can see on a monitor. The surgeon locates the appendix and removes it through one of the incisions. The results of a laparoscopic appendectomy may vary from one person to another depending upon several factors. But, in general, this procedure is considered to be the safest of all forms of surgical treatment for the removal of an appendix. Benefits of laparoscopic surgical removal of appendix include:

  • A shorter time in the hospital
  • Getting back to normal activity faster
  • Less pain after post-surgery
  • Nil to very few surgical scars
  • Get back to normal bowel movements sooner
  • Fewer chances of infection
  • A faster recovery duration

What happens when appendicitis is not treated on time?

An appendix may not always cause severe complications. But in some cases, the appendix may burst and cause life-threatening complications. When the appendix bursts, the peritoneum or the appendix lining may get infected with bacteria. This condition is known as peritonitis where the bacteria lining may spread and infect other parts of your abdomen too. It is always better to consult an experienced doctor on time for assistance if you experience any of the following symptoms: 

  • Sudden excruciating pain in the abdomen
  • An increase in the heartbeat
  • A rise in body temperature
  • Trouble breathing
  • Abdominal swelling

Book an appointment with the best appendicitis doctor in Delhi at Pristyn Care

There are three easy ways to book an appointment with the best doctor to get rid of painful symptoms of appendicitis:

  • Call the number mentioned on the page to speak to our medical coordinator directly to get the complete assistance regarding appendicitis treatment.
  • Fill in the form given on the page ‘Book Your Appointment’ with required details. Our medical coordinator will call you at the earliest to provide you with all the necessary information about appendicitis treatment.
  • You can also book an online consultation with our best and highly experienced doctor in Delhi for appendicitis treatment by downloading Pristyn Care’s mobile application.  

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 AppendicitisAppendicitis 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 AppendicitisChronic 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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