Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Severe Pain In Abdomen?? Appendicitis May Be The Reason..

Are you tired of the unexplained pain in the tummy? Have you experienced a loss of appetite and you are wondering why?  Do you suffer from constipation, diarrhea and vomiting and none of the medicines have worked yet? May be you are suffering from appendicitis.

No one is absolutely certain about the function of the appendix. What we do know is that we can live without it without apparent consequences.

What Causes Appendicitis?

The cause for appendicitis is unknown in many cases. But obstruction in the appendix is the main cause. Obstruction may be either complete or partial. Complete obstruction needs emergency surgery.

What Are The Symptoms Of Appendicitis?

  • Abdominal swelling
  • Pain around the belly buttonc
  • Lower right side abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Low grade fever


How Can It Be Treated?

Treatment for appendicitis differs for different cases. In some cases, appendicitis may get better without even surgery. Treatment may involve only antibiotics and a liquid diet. In most though, surgery will be necessary. The type of surgery will depend on your case. If your abscess hasn’t ruptured, you might receive oral medicines first.
Surgery may be necessary right away if you have a ruptured abscess or appendix. The Surgery to remove the appendix is called appendectomy.
Laparoscopic surgery can be performed by the doctor to perform this operation. Laparoscopy is less invasive which makes the recovery time shorter. However, open surgery might be imminent if you have peritonitis or an abscess.

Dr. Deepak Varma is an experienced gastro surgeon who provides gastroenterology treatments in Kochi.

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