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Friday, 21 April 2017

Reason Behind Your Stomach Ache: Appendicitis

Have you been suffering from abdominal pain or severe cramps? If so you should probably get your appendix checked out!
An appendix is a cluster of tissues extending from the large intestine, in the form of a tube which is about 3 and half inches long. Appendicitis is a condition which develops as a result of inflammation in appendix. One of the main causes of abdominal cramps, it can be removed without any notable consequence to our daily life.
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Appendicitis is however a clinical emergency. Appendicitis treatment, Chennai offers a treatment regimen of antibiotics and elective surgery for severe cases. If not treated on time, the inflammation can be ruptures leading to appendix burst, which spews infectious materials in the abdomen. This can lead to severe inflammation in peritoneum, the lining of abdominal cavity. This can be fatal if not treated immediately.

Causes of appendicitis
Appendicitis can be caused because of appendix blocking by a foreign body, stool or cancer. The inflammation can be caused due to infections as well. 
Symptoms of appendicitis
The usual symptoms witnessed with the occurrence of appendicitis are as follows: -
  • Dull pain near navel which can elevate to severe pain in the lower abdomen
  • Vomiting preceding the pain
  • Loss in appetite
  • Painful urination
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Abdominal swelling.
Appendicitis Treatment
Appendicitis treatment is preceded with a diagnosis test involving blood analysis, abdominal exam, CT scans, urinary test and a rectal exam. The diagnosis of the disease is quite tricky as its symptoms resembles that of many other conditions as well.
Appendicitis is treated with the help of antibiotics or surgery. The surgery for removal of appendix is called appendectomy. It is performed after administering anaesthesia and can be done by creating a 4-inch incision in the abdomen. Nowadays, the procedure is done popularly with minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopy.
The patient can move about after about 12 hours of completion of the surgery. If laparoscopic surgery is done, the recovery is faster and the pain factor is also considerably reduced. 
Dr. Deepak S is a leading laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon, based in Chennai, offering quality treatment and solutions to gastrointestinal issues.


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