Inflammation of the appendix, a small pouch-like organ attached to the large intestine can lead to appendicitis. The treatment of appendicitis involves a surgical intervention to remove the inflamed appendix. This helps in preventing complications such as appendiceal rupture and peritonitis. Before the surgeon surgically removes the appendix, the patient will be asked to go through pre-operative preparations, including fasting for a certain period to empty the stomach, intravenous fluid administration to maintain hydration, and administration of antibiotics to prevent infection. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. The appendix is then removed by our surgeon, Dr. Preethi Mrinalini, ensuring that the patient is unconscious and pain-free during the procedure. Medications will be provided to manage any discomfort
A physical test may be performed if your doctor believes you have appendicitis. They’ll look for tenderness, swelling, and rigidity in the lower right portion of your abdomen.
Doctor could order one or more tests to check for signs of appendicitis or rule out other possible causes of your symptoms based on the results of your physical exam.
Your doctor can prescribe one or more of the following treatments for appendicitis, depending on your condition:
needle drainage or operation to heal an abscess or surgery to remove the appendix Antibiotics are used to treat infections. anti-inflammatories IV hydration and a liquid diet Appendicitis may also be treated without surgery. However, most people may need surgery to remove their appendix. An appendectomy is the medical term for this procedure. If your abscess hasn’t ruptured, your doctor may decide to treat it before recommending surgery. They’ll start by giving you antibiotics. They would then use a needle to remove the pus from the abscess.
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