APPENDICITIS: SYMPTOMS, CAUSES & TREAMTENT - Dr. Ronak Malani

Despite the prevalent misconception that appendicitis is unusual or perhaps non-existent in India, it's nevertheless one of the foremost common and demanding abdominal emergencies that needs immediate surgical attention. Neither is it inherited nor preventable. However, you're in trouble if your appendix becomes infected or bursts, which ends up in appendicitis.

It can get converted into A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY that you simply SHOULDN'T IGNORE!!

You might be wondering why there's yet one more article that repeats the identical information. Well, for one, there are certain misconceptions concerning the appendix. There are more signs that you simply might not have known were connected to an inflamed appendix.

Let's learn about these things in detail.

Most of the time, an achy stomach isn’t anything serious. But when your pain persists, migrates, or is amid other serious symptoms, a visit to the hospital room may be so as.

How does one tell the difference between stomach discomfort and appendicitis?

APPENDICITIS

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a finger-shaped pouch that emerges from your colon on the lower right side of your abdomen.

Appendicitis causes pain in your lower right abdomen. However, for the majority of patients, the pain starts near the navel and spreads. Appendicitis pain often intensifies and eventually becomes unbearable because the inflammation.

HOW SERIOUS IS APPENDICITIS?

One of the foremost frequent conditions requiring emergency surgery is appendicitis. In reality, this severe medical issue affects almost one in 20 people at some point in their lifetime.

SIGNS OF APPENDICITIS

You must not ignore symptoms of appendicitis.

Appendicitis is a highly manageable condition, but if it goes untreated, it can cause infection and other significant health problems, including a ruptured appendix.

  • Sudden pain that begins on the proper side of the lower abdomen
  • Sudden pain that begins around your navel
  • Pain that worsens with movements
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Flatulence

The site of your pain may vary, depending on your age and therefore the position of your appendix. When you're pregnant, the pain could seem to return from your upper abdomen because your appendix is higher during pregnancy.

DIAGNOSING APPENDICITIS

In order to measure your symptoms and condition, your doctor will perform an intensive physical examination to substantiate the diagnosis of appendicitis, other tests and procedures may be performed, such as:

- Blood analysis for white blood cell counts, which may suggest an infection

- Urinalysis to rule out kidney stones

- Imaging tests to verify appendicitis and rule out other conditions

TREATMENT OF APPENDICITIS

If you have appendicitis, you'll likely be referred for surgery.

The most common treatment is surgery to get rid of your appendix, called an appendectomy.

There are two styles of surgery

  • Laparotomy
  • It is an open surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon will make one incision on your abdomen about 2 to 4 inches long. Then, they'll carefully remove the appendix through the open incision.

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery. Your surgeon will make few small incisions in your abdomen. Then, they'll insert special surgical equipment including a skinny, flexible and hollow tube that enables tools to submit to it. The tube also incorporates a small video camera attached to the tip to guide the procedure. The appendix is removed through the tube.

DON'T wait for THE CARE you wish...

Appendicitis is a serious condition. It happens quickly – in some cases, several hours after the obstruction occurs. The outcome is better if the problem is addressed timely. You will be in and out of the hospital in a day if you receive treatment right away—within 12 hours.

If you or your child exhibits concerning symptoms or signs, schedule an appointment with an expert. Urgent medical care is necessary for severe stomach pain.

At INFINITY GASTRO PLUS, you can make an appointment with our Gastro specialist who specializes in the treatment of Appendicitis. For further information CONTACT US ON +91 9978836642.

  • Dr. Ronak Malani

    Gastroenterologist & Colorectal Cancer Specialist