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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
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  • Painless
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  • No recurrence of appendicitis
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Treatment

What are the treatment options for appendicitis?

Appendicitis is always treated as an emergency. The surgical removal of appendicitis is known ad appendectomy. This treatment is considered best in all cases of appendicitis. In case the appendix has burst, the doctor will clean the contents from your abdominal cavity.The surgery to remove the appendix may be done as an open surgery or laparoscopic surgery:Open surgery for the appendix – 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 for appendix – 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.

What are the types of appendicitis?

There are basically two types of appendicitis.1. Acute appendicitis – In acute appendicitis, the symptoms may suddenly appear and get worse in no time.2. Chronic appendicitis – In chronic appendicitis, the symptoms prevail for a longer time, it may come and go in waves, and may last for months or years.

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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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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

If you have signs and symptoms indicative of an appendix, you can initially consult with a primary healthcare provider or a general physician. But you experience an increase in the pain near the belly button or if you start vomiting suddenly, it is best if you consult a laparoscopic surgeon who is an appendix specialist. You can consult some of the best appendix doctors at Pristyn Care.

Is there any Pristyn Care appendix treatment clinic near me in the Faridabad?

There are several Pristyn Care clinics in the city where one can get through consultation and effective surgical treatment for acute as well as chronic appendicitis treatment from experienced appendix specialists. You can contact the clinic’s medical assistance executive to know which clinic location would be most suitable for you.

How is an appendix surgery done in a hospital in the Faridabad?

All the appendicitis specialists working at Pristyn Care-associated hospitals prefer to treat an appendix, in both regular and emergency conditions, through laparoscopic surgery. In this procedure, the surgeon makes tiny incisions and inserts a laparoscope. Using the device, the surgeon removes the defective appendix and seals the incisions.

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.

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 Faridabad near me? 

To find the best doctor in Faridabad 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 Faridabad covered by insurance? 

Yes. Appendix surgery cost in Faridabad is covered under 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 in Faridabad.

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

No. Pristyn Care doesn’t have its own hospital in Faridabad 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.

What are the benefits of undergoing minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for appendicitis?

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

What happens when appendicitis is not treated on time?

An appendix may not cause 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. Now the question is, how will you identify the condition of peritonitis?

Common symptoms of peritonitis include:

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

To prevent these potential complications, it is crucial to consult an appendicitis specialist at the earliest.

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 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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