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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.

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

Hassle-free insurance approval

All insurances covered

Cashless insurance facility

No cost EMI

Why Pristyn Care?

Free appointment with expert doctors

Free cab pick-up & drop services

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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

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 Diagnosis

The doctor will review your medical history, especially any digestive illnesses and will ask about your digestive symptoms that include timings of your most recent bowel movements, character (watery or hard), and whether the stool was streaked with blood or mucus. Then the doctor will check for pain in your lower right abdomen. After the physical examination, your doctor will order blood tests to check for signs of infection and a urinalysis to rule out a urinary tract problem. Your doctor may order an ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) scan to help confirm the diagnosis. In very young children, a chest X-ray may be needed to rule out pneumonia.

Procedure

The doctor will operate to take out the infected appendix called appendectomy. Surgery is highly recommended at the earliest As it has the potential to burst about 48 to 72 hours after early symptoms. This can spread bacteria inside the body and be fatal. There are two surgical methods used based on severity. Our doctors at Pristyn Care recommend laparoscopic surgery.

  • Laparoscopic Surgery: 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.
  • Laparotomy: A type of open surgery where one incision is done in the right area of the abdomen or in the midline to remove the appendix. This treatment is used in the emergency case of 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 upto 6 weeks.

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 should I do after I start experiencing appendix symptoms?

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How and when does the appendix burst?

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Do I need to change my lifestyle or eating habits?

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Can appendicitis recur after appendectomy?

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Is appendix removal surgery painful?

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Can appendix get ruptured?

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Can I treat appendicitis with medication?

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What is the cost of appendectomy in Gurgaon?

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Does appendix removal surgery get covered under medical insurance in Gurgaon?

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What are the emergency signs of appendicitis? 

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Is it possible to treat appendicitis without surgery? 

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When to see a doctor for appendicitis? 

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Does appendix surgery hurt? 

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Can exercise provide relief from appendicitis pain? 

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Get the best and most advanced appendix surgery in Gurgaon

The appendix is a part of human anatomy that causes problems if it gets infected. So, appendectomy is the surgery to remove the appendix. It’s a common emergency surgery that’s performed to treat appendicitis. Unhealthy lifestyle among the people of Gurgaon and ill eating habits seem to be massively contributing to this health problem.

Experts at Pristyn Care in Gurgaon are capable of performing the best and most advanced surgical removal of the appendix. The Pristyn Care clinics in Gurgaon have the best doctors and surgeons for appendix surgery.

Modern daycare treatment of appendix at Pristyn Care in Gurgaon

If you are facing the problem of appendicitis and looking for a reliable, experienced doctor, you can now contact Pristyn Care clinics in Gurgaon. The surgeons in the clinics of Pristyn Care, Gurgaon come with several years of experience in dealing with this health concern. They leverage the best and the most advanced technologies and tools to treat patients suffering from any sort of problems relating to the appendix.

What are the grades of appendicitis?

There are five types of appendicitis which are classified into different grades as per the severity of the condition:

Grade1Early appendicitis

This is an initial stage of appendicitis where you feel pain around your navel area. The pain is considered as the first symptom of inflammation in the appendix.

Grade2- Suppurative appendicitis

The pain starts getting severe and may form inflammatory fluids that get collected in the lumen of the appendix. As a result, you may feel pain in the lower abdomen and not around the navel.

Grade3Gangrenous appendicitis

The inflammation can cause obstruction in regular blood flow in other organs. The blockage can lead to a ruptured appendix resulting in gangrenous appendicitis.

Grade4– Perforated appendicitis

The infection in the appendix can result in a tear that may release infected fluid in other organs of the body. The condition is usually considered advanced and cause complication during appendix removal surgery as well.

Grade5- Phlegmonous appendicitis

A perforated appendix allows releasing infected fluid that turns into an abscess resulting in severe inflammation and compacted appendix.

Potential Risks of Appendicitis

There are a few potential risks that can occur if appendicitis is left untreated:

  • Abdominal infection– Infected appendix can spread infection in the abdomen. Peritonitis is also considered a serious health complication that occurs due to infection in the abdomen.
  • Sepsis– When the appendix gets ruptured after being excessively inflamed, the bacteria usually spread in the bloodstream resulting in sepsis. Sepsis can turn fatal and requires immediate assistance. 
  • Abscess– Delaying treatment can lead to the formation of pus in the appendix. This could be life-threatening and is usually call for emergency attention.

Why Choose Pristyn Care for Appendectomy in Gurgaon?

Pristyn Care was executing every possible effort and partnered with some of the top-notch hospitals in Gurgaon to make modern treatment accessible to patients suffering from appendicitis. There are additional benefits that will make the patient’s treatment journey smoother:

  • There is an in-house team of highly experienced surgeons at Pristyn Care who are upskilled in performing advanced appendectomy to get rid of appendicitis and to provide a permanent painless solution.
  • We provide flexible payment options such as cash, cashless, and 0 cost EMI to make the medical finance burden easier on patients who are seeking treatment for appendicitis.
  • Free cab service is also provided to each patient for pick-up and drop-off on the day of the surgery to make commute feasible. 
  • A free follow-up consultation is offered to make the recovery duration faster and smoother. 

Book an Appointment with the best doctor or gastroenterologist in Gurgaon at Pristyn Care

Three easy ways to book an appointment with the best doctor in Gurgaon for appendicitis treatment at Pristyn Care:

  • Call the mentioned number on the page to speak to our medical coordinator regarding appendicitis treatment.
  • Fill in ‘Book Your Appointment’ form given on the page with the required details to get complete assistance regarding the treatment of appendicitis.
  • Or, download the mobile application to book an online consultation to speak to our highly experienced doctors without stepping out of your home. 

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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