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Appendicitis/Appendix – what you need to know

Appendicitis is not a condition that should be ignored because it can lead to further health complications. Let’s find out what it is and the dangers it poses.

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Appendicitis/Appendix – what you need to know

Appendicitis is not a condition that should be ignored because it can lead to further health complications. Let’s find out what it is and the dangers it poses.

Amitabh Bachchan mob

Condition

Causes

Symptoms

Specialists

Insurance

Condition

first condition

What is appendix/appendicitis?

Appendix is a part of the intestines, often considered vestigial (of no use to the body at present) and is located at the beginning of the large intestine (where the small intestine joins the large intestine).view more

How to diagnose Appendicitis? When to plan your treatment with a doctor?

If you have more than two of below-mentioned symptoms, your doctor would first examine you for the clinical signs of appendicitis. He would touch your tummy and feel for pain in the right lower abdomen and around the belly button.

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second condition

Condition

Condition one

What is appendix/appendicitis?

Appendix is a part of the intestines, often considered vestigial (of no use to the body at present) and is located at the beginning of the large intestine (where the small intestine joins the large intestine).

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Condition two

How to diagnose Appendicitis? When to plan your treatment with a doctor?

If you have more than two of below-mentioned symptoms, your doctor would first examine you for the clinical signs of appendicitis. He would touch your tummy and feel for pain in the right lower abdomen and around the belly button.

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Causes

  • Infection in the digestive tract
  • Constipation or buildup of hardened stool
  • Increased number of intestinal worms
  • Increased/enlarged lymphoid follicles

Symptoms

  • Fever beyond 100 0? / 38 ?
  • Abdominal pain
  • loss of appetite
  • Nausea and Vomiting

Causes

  • Infection in the digestive tract
  • Constipation or buildup of hardened stool
  • Increased number of intestinal worms
  • Increased/enlarged lymphoid follicles

Symptoms

  • Fever beyond 100 0? / 38 ?
  • Abdominal pain
  • loss of appetite
  • Nausea and Vomiting

When to go for surgery? What would be the complication if not operated?

Surgery is the commonest mode of treatment. Appendicitis is commonly treated by Laparoscopic surgery,and is now the standard of care. If the disease is severe with pus inside the abdomen / other complications where laparoscopy is not possible, then an open surgery is performed by a cut in the right lower abdomen.

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Is it covered under insurance?

Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Health insurances cover the cost of appendicitis treatment. The limit on claim amount depends on your policy. Cashless or reimbursement depends on your policy, TPA and affiliations of the hospital with the insurance company.

How is the recovery after surgery?

Your recovery time depends on the type of surgery you had. If you had laparoscopic surgery, you will probably be able to return to work or a normal routine within a week after surgery. If you have an open surgery, it may take 2 to 4 weeks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Healthy lifestyles are the only preventive and self-care option for appendicitis. One should adopt healthy food habits to avoid constipation. These include high fiber diet, adequate water and fluid intake and should have regular toilet routine. In an unfortunate event of appendicitis, never self-medicate. Always consult your surgeon.

The surgery is done under general anesthesia. In case the appendicitis was mild, and the surgery was simple, patient would be started on liquid diet followed by solid diet within 24hours of surgery.

In laparoscopic surgery, there would be three small cuts of around 10mm size on the abdominal wall. In open surgery/ laparotomy, there would be a longer single cut in the right lower abdomen which would have been closed with stitches.