The appendix is a narrow, small, finger-shaped portion of the large intestine that generally hangs down from the lower right side of the abdomen.
If the appendix becomes infected its called appendicitis.
• Abdominal pain -- pain may begin in the upper-middle abdomen then develop to sharp localized pain
• Abdominal pain may be worse when walking or coughing
• Fever usually occurs within several hours
• Loss of appetite
• Rectal tenderness
• Chills and shaking
• Physical exam to assess your pain
• Blood test
• Urine test
• Imaging tests.
A) An abdominal X-ray
B) An abdominal ultrasound
C) A computerized tomography (CT) scan to help confirm appendicitis or find other causes for your pain.
• Medicine: Mild appendicitis may sometimes be cured with antibiotics.
• Surgery: The best treatment of appendicitis is its surgical removal.
• Laparoscopic appendectomy: (Keyhole)
The laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgical technique involves making several tiny cuts in the abdomen and inserting a miniature camera and surgical instruments. As many as three or four incisions are made. The surgeon then removes the appendix with the instruments, so there is usually no need to make a large incision in the abdomen.
Consult at Aadil Hospital appropriate tmedical and surgical treatment.