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nonsurgical treatment of appendicitis

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  • Posted By: duesouthto
  • March 30, 2008
  • 01:37 AM

6 weeks ago I was hospitalized for appendicitis. CAT scan revealed abscess around perforated appendix. I was given intravenous antibiotics (2days) and oral antibiotics (3 weeks). It's been 6 weeks after hospitalization and I am waiting for colonoscopy to check out colon. I have started to feel pain in low right quadrant during urination and defecation as well as pain in mid right abdomen (and also in the back). Also, ever since I left hospital I have noticed gas just to the right of the navel but doesn't hurt. The colonoscopy is supposed to reveal whether the appendix is in ok condition or has to be removed. My question is: has anyone had a similar case of appendicitis (appendix burst, can't operate) and what was your experience because I don't really notice a significant improvement in my condition and I don't know what to do. Any doctors with experience in this situation? The doctor looking after my condition is a colorectal cancer specialist but if I want a second opinion, who is the right specialist? Thanks.

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  • Most surgeons would probably opt for surgery to remove your appendix.
    garbovatwin 21 Replies Flag this Response
  • Im sorry but i just dont understand this, surely if ur appendics bust all the puss & poison would have filled ur abdomin, this gundge would cause serious problems even death, it would have to be cleaned out....this would cause peritinitis. I have known some that have ended up in intensive care & fighting for there life with this ! This would be an emergency not just treated with antibiotics. Maybe this is new, i dont know but i cant make sense of it ! I would seriously demand help with this ! Hope u get well soon. Kind regards :)
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • Recovery from an appendectomy takes a few weeks. Doctors usually prescribe pain medication and ask patients to limit physical activity. Recovery from laparoscopic appendectomy is generally faster, but limiting strenuous activity may still be necessary for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. Most people who are treated for appendicitis recover excellently and rarely need to make any changes in their diet, exercise, or lifestyle.http://www.appendicitis-symptoms.org/This allows the surgeon to see the inside your abdomen in great detail without having to make a large incision. The appendix can then be removed through the incisions.See your doctor for more info
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 8, 2010
    • 04:07 PM
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