A certain severe and unbearable pain in the abdomen often results from the presence of appendicitis. We all have heard about appendix pain, but we often ignore its early signs to avoid the surgery and end up increasing the complications that can be as dangerous as life loss.
Read this post to know the importance of surgery for getting rid of appendicitis before it causes irreplaceable damage.
What are Appendicitis and its causes?
Appendicitis refers to the condition of sudden onset of inflammation of the appendix, which is a small finger-shaped blind-ending sac present at the branching of the large intestine.
In many cases the firm cause of appendicitis is unknown. Still, most experts believe that the primary reason for its development is due to obstruction or blockage in any part of the abdomen.
Causes of blockage can be:
- Building up of hardened stool
- Intestinal worms
- Traumatic injury
Types of Appendicitis
The two common types of appendicitis are:
- Acute appendicitis
The sudden but severe case of appendicitis refers to the acute type in which the symptoms tend to develop within the course period of one-two days. The patient requires urgent hands-on care in case of acute appendicitis else it can rupture, causing significant complications.
- Chronic appendicitis
The symptoms in chronic appendicitis are relatively mild, making it challenging for doctors to diagnose it. You feel the symptoms within months or more. It can be dangerous if the diagnosis process gets delayed.
Acute appendicitis is more common than chronic type.
Symptoms of Appendicitis
If you are observing the following symptoms, there’s a high probability that you have an inflamed appendix for which you ought to go for a surgical treatment before it burst to spread the infection in the entire body.
The common signs and symptoms of appendicitis prevailing in adults and children as well are:
- Abdominal pain
- Vomiting and nausea
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal tenderness
- Swelling around the abdomen
- Diarrhoea and constipation
In the initial stages, appendicitis pain starts with mild cramping, which soon turns into severe and unbearable abdominal pain which requires urgent surgery to avoid it turning into high-risk peritonitis.
So, contact your doctor as soon as you observe any of the symptoms, and the best way to get rid of them is to get surgery to restrict the infection leading to complications.
The treatment procedure for Appendicitis
Mostly the doctors recommend surgery to cure appendicitis because the chances of its bursting are high, which can be life-threatening. But for cases that are not critical, antibiotics and liquid diets can do their bit, yet surgical intervention is the most optimal solution to prevent complications in the future.
Laparoscopic surgery is the most efficient way of getting rid of appendicitis. The surgical procedure involves making three small incisions in the abdomen and inserting the camera to get a view of appendicitis. Through one of the incisions, appendicitis gets removed.
The hospital stay is one day in which a patient might feel a sense of mild pain. You can resume a healthy lifestyle the next day just with some dietary restriction for a few days.
The recovery period and hospital stay make laparoscopic surgery the most preferred treatment to remove appendicitis.
So, it is highly recommended to get the surgery done as soon as you discover appendicitis to avoid the worsening of the condition.
What are the risks of leaving Appendicitis untreated?
Contrary to most people thinking appendicitis is just a severe pain; it is a serious medical condition that can cause a bunch of life-threatening complications if left untreated. As said above, surgical intervention done early is crucial to reduce the mortality rate, and often the recovery period is faster in the case of surgeries done in the early stages.
Common risks that you put yourself into by not treating appendicitis are rupture, abscess, and peritonitis in which the mortality rate increases requiring multiple surgeries accompanied by a more extended recovery period. Leakage of pus and bacteria in the entire abdominal cavity affects the other organs in the body, which can be very serious, even fatal.
So, doctors highly suggest avoiding any unnecessary delay of surgery after the diagnosis of appendicitis to avoid the above risks and put your life in danger. Moreover, the risks associated with its treatment or surgery tend to be much less severe as compared to the potential complications which arise by leaving appendicitis untreated.
Choose Ayu Health
Ayu Health is India’s most trusted network of hospitals. Our in-house appendicitis treatment experts are among the best in their field and will identify the most optimal treatment for the specific individual.
Ayu Health are well equipped to carry out efficient laparoscopic surgery for removing appendicitis. We carry all mandatory certifications from the government authorities, including NABH, India’s premier hospital accreditation authority, which accredits all the AyuHealth hospitals.
Ayu Health provide a fixed price package for all surgical procedures, including appendicitis surgery.
If you are looking for a leading doctor who can treat and perform effective appendicitis treatment and suggest the best methods to get the procedure just right for you in India, you can call +91 – 6366 100 800 or visit us at https://ayu.health/bangalore/surgery/Appendicitis-6. We have an expert oncologist with over 15 years of experience who delivers seamless care to patients.