Appendicitis – Inflamed Appendix: Everything You Should Know

Are you having pain in your belly or have a fever, or frequently vomit? You likely have Appendicitis. Relax, don't get scared! Though the problem sounds scary and complex, you can treat it! Read on for more.

Dr. Samrat Jankar Created on 10th Dec, 21

Do you have terrible pain in your belly?

Do you have a swollen belly?

Do you have a fever or frequently vomit?

Has your appetite reduced?

If you answered a yes to the above questions, you are likely suffering from Appendicitis! Many people in Pune suffer from Appendicitis.

 

Are you wondering what Appendicitis is?

In simple words, Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is part of the large intestine situated at the lower right side.

 

Inflammation of the appendix, if left untreated, can lead to severe medical complications. So, it is advisable to seek immediate treatment if you are diagnosed with Appendicitis.

 

Yes, Appendicitis can be treated! So do not worry! Usually, surgery is the treatment option used by the surgical gastroenterologist in Pune to treat Appendicitis. The surgery involves the removal of the appendix!

 

What! Can one live without an appendix?

Yes, relax! One can live a normal life without an appendix!

 

The article discusses the surgery performed to treat Appendicitis and other treatment options available in Pune to treat Appendicitis. But before we discuss the solutions, first, let us understand the causes, symptoms, and diagnoses of Appendicitis.

 

What causes Appendicitis, and who is at a higher risk of getting Appendicitis?

Infection, a foreign body, or poop can cause a blockage of the appendix. Appendicitis or inflammation of the appendix is the result of this blockage. Though Appendicitis can happen at any age, it is likely seen in people of Pune who belong to the 10-30 age group.

 

What are the common signs and symptoms of Appendicitis?

Some of the common symptoms of Appendicitis are as follows -

 

common signs and symptoms of Appendicitis
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  • Pain experienced in the lower right belly or discomfort experienced near the navel that moves lower.
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Reduced appetite
  • Swelling in the belly
  • Unable to pass gas
  • Fever
  • Painful urination 
  • Diarrhea or constipation with gas
  • Painful cramps

Are you experiencing one or more of the above symptoms?

Then visit the experienced Gastroenterologist in Pune immediately for treatment! The sooner, the better!

 

The symptoms experienced in Appendicitis are similar to the symptoms experienced when having urinary tract infections, kidney stones, gallbladder problems, etc. Thus, proper diagnosis becomes necessary to figure out whether the symptoms are due to Appendicitis or some other problem.

 

So, what are the diagnostic tests performed to identify Appendicitis?

The following tests can be performed to Diagnose Appendicitis-

  • Examination of the abdomen to check for swelling or inflammation
  • Rectal exam
  • Urine test to rule out a urinary tract infection
  • CT scans
  • Blood test
  • Ultrasound

Diagnosis is an essential step! Only when the problem is correctly identified will one arrive at the correct solution! So, yes, diagnoses or identification of the problem is an integral step towards the solution!

 

Are you diagnosed with Appendicitis?

Do not worry! On the contrary, you should feel happy that you have identified the problem, as identifying the problem is the first step towards the solution!

 

You have got a step closer to the solution!

So, now is the time to take the final step towards the solution!

And the final step is visiting a surgical gastroenterologist in Pune for treatment.

 

So, what are you waiting for?

You are just a visit away from the solution! Do not delay! Visit the gastroenterologist in Pune now, as delaying the treatment can worsen the problem!

 

What are the solutions provided by the gastroenterologist in Pune to treat Appendicitis?

The treatment option usually used to treat Appendicitis is surgery! After Appendicitis has been diagnosed, our gastroenterologist immediately performs surgery to remove the appendix as delaying the surgery can cause rupture of the appendix and other serious complications. The surgery performed to remove the appendix is called an appendectomy.

 

How is an appendectomy performed?

How is an appendectomy performed
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You will be given antibiotics before removing the appendix to fight the infection. The appendectomy procedure is performed under general anesthesia. So, you will first be given general anesthesia, which will keep you unconscious during the procedure. 

 

Our gastroenterologist then removes your appendix through a four-inch-long cut or with a device known as a laparoscope. This procedure of using a laparoscope is known as laparoscopy. In case you have peritonitis, our surgeon will also clean out your belly and drain the pus.

 

Other than surgery, antibiotics can also help treat Appendicitis in some cases.

 

What are the risks associated with appendectomy surgery?

Though rare, some of the risks and side effects of appendectomy are as follows-

  • Frequent vomiting
  • Severe pain in the belly
  • Fever
  • Inflammation of the wound
  • Blood in your urine

If you notice any of the above side effects, seek immediate help from your doctor in Pune. You can avoid the risks by getting the surgery done by the top gastroenterologist in Pune.

 

How long does it take to recover from an appendectomy?

You can get up and move around within twelve hours after appendectomy surgery. You can resume your normal activities in two to three weeks. In the case of laparoscopy, the recovery is quicker!

 

As the saying goes," Prevention is better than cure"!

 

So, is there any way to prevent Appendicitis?

Unfortunately, there is no way that can help prevent Appendicitis. But one can reduce the risks of Appendicitis by eating foods rich in fiber like vegetables and fruits.

 

Conclusion

Are you suffering from Appendicitis?

Relax! Though the name of the problem is complex, and the problem is also complex, it is not without a solution!

 

One can treat Appendicitis and avoid it from worsening by getting treatment for it immediately!

 

So, visit the proficient gastroenterologist in Pune right now for appendicitis treatment and get the best gastric treatment in Pune. The right time to seek treatment is now!

 

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