Is unspecified acute appendicitis dangerous?
The inflammation of appendix is known as acute appendicitis. Bacterial infection is responsible for causing this ailment.
Acute appendicitis is not so common among the elderly.
-Treatable by doctors
- Medical diagnosis is essential
-Laboratory tests or imaging is often necessary
-In most cases, it usually lasts for a short time and is resolved within a few days or weeks.
If this ailment is not treated thoroughly, there are high chances of the inflamed appendix bursting and spilling out faecal materials into the patientâ€™s abdominal cavity. As a result of this, a life-threatening infection known as peritonitis will occur. In most cases, the infection becomes sealed off but forms an abscess.
Pain affected areas: In the abdomen or mid-abdomen or the right lower abdomen.
Types of pain: Vague, sharp, localized or persistent.
Gastrointestinal: Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, painful and frequent urination, the presence of blood in urine and vomiting.
Most common: Loss of appetite and bad breath.
Self-care: Routine fasting from food and drinks.
Medications: Doctors usually drain the formed abscess and then prescribe antibiotics. If the abscess is formed then, the removal of the infected organ will be scheduled later.
Specialists: Surgery should never be delayed. The appendix should be removed with an incision or with special instrument known as a laparoscope. At mfine, we have a team of specialized doctors. Download the mfine app and begin consultation in 60 seconds.