Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Causes might be due to viral infections in gastrointestine and if any foreign object or a tumor blocks the appendix.
* Loss of appetite
* Difficulty to pass gas
* Abdominal bloating.
After due consideration and confirmation, your physician may perform a surgery, which is the only treatment for acute appendicitis. A traditional open surgery or a laparoscopic surgery will be performed to remove the appendix. This is necessary before any internal harm takes place and to prevent spreading of infection to the abdomen. The removal of the appendix does not in any way affect the vital functioning of the body. In cases, where the symptoms have been persistent for five days or more, immediate surgery may not be recommended as it can lead to other complications. Hence, certain antibiotic medications will be prescribed and if need be a surgery will be performed after couple of months.
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