In such cases, doctors recommend undergoing an appendectomy.
A surgery that removes appendix. The surgery does not involve many complications. The recovery period of appendectomy is less.
Appendectomy is not always suggested, your doctor may even prescribe you antibiotics to treat and prevent appendicitis.
Diagnosis of Appendicitis
To diagnose appendicitis, your doctor may recommend a few tests. This may include a medical examination, CT scan, ultrasound, complete blood count (CBC) test, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and CT scans.
In most cases, an appendectomy does not possess any serious risk. In complicated cases, the surgery can lead to bleeding, infection, and inflammation of other organs. Before an appendectomy, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, have a bleeding disorder, have any medical condition, or are allergic to any medications.
Before the removal of the appendix, your doctor may keep you under observation for a few hours. He/she will closely monitor your blood pressure and heart rate. Your health care professional will perform an overall physical test and suggest the type of appendectomy you need to undergo.
After undergoing an appendectomy, you may feel pain and discomfort in the operated area. You may be kept under observation for a few hours. Your doctor may prescribe you medications to relieve pain and prevent infection.
Consult your doctor if you have symptoms of infection that include fever, cold, diarrhea, vomiting, lack of appetite, or pain/discomfort in the operated area.
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