When your appendix gets inflamed, you have appendicitis. It can be either acute or chronic in nature.The pain in your lower right abdomen is caused by appendicitis. In most people, however, pain starts around the navel and then spreads. Appendicitis pain usually worsens as the inflammation worsens, gradually becoming intense.Appendicitis may affect anyone, but it is most common in people between the ages of 10 and 30. Surgical removal of the appendix is the standard procedure.Appendicitis will cause your appendix to burst if left untreated. Bacteria can spill into your abdominal cavity, causing severe and often fatal complications.
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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