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chronic appendicitis Symptoms - What To Look For

A: appendicitis refers to the complications arising due to the bacterial infection and subsequent inflammation of the appendix. The human appendix is a tiny appendage attached to the colon. The appendix is a worm-like structure that is about three inches or more in length. When bacteria invade the wall of the appendix and infect it, it results in appendicitis. Abscess and peritonitis are the most common complications arising from appendicitis. Some of the most common symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, and fever. A physician who is well aware of a patient`s history would most often be able to tell whether the patient is...


What Is chronic appendicitis?

A: chronic appendicitis is a rare condition that involves long-term swelling of the appendix, a small piece of tissue at the bottom of the large intestine. Acute appendicitis usually produces severe symptoms, and immediate surgery to remove the appendix is typically necessary. The chronic form of the illness may not require surgery, though some doctors elect to remove the appendix in cases of chronic appendicitis because the appendix is not needed for any major bodily function. appendicitis can cause the appendix to swell to the point of bursting, which empties liquids into the abdomen that can lead to a serious...


Stress and chronic appendicitis

A: Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you. You want to know whether stress can contribute to the pain experienced by chronic appendicitis. chronic appendicitis is a condition where the inflammation of the appendix is developed during a long period of time. In case of chronic appendicitis the inflammation is not as strong as in acute appendicitis so it doesn''t lead to rupture and necrosis of the appendix, but may be a cause of the appearance of adhesions and abscesses around the appendix. Both acute and chronic appendicitis are treated with surgery. ...


Appendix and appendicitis Question

A: Hi, welcome to ehealth forum and I am glad to help you. You seem concerned by the symptoms of chronic appendicitis. chronic appendicitis usually refers to a milder form of the illness. chronic appendicitis is very rare and its symptoms are less pronounced, in some cases even undetectable. chronic appendicitis has a very low incidence in people and it is characterized through milder, almost unperceivable symptoms and a slow rate of progression. The general symptoms of appendicitis have an unspecific character. While acute appendicitis is...


Whats the differance in grumbling appendicitis and appendicitis?

A: Google "different types of appendicitis." There are 4 types: acute appendicitis, sub-acute appendicitis, recurrent appendicitis, and chronic appendicitis. No such thing as grumbling appendicitis. :0)...


appendicitis diagnosis and treatment

A: Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you. You seem concerned by the appendicitis. appendicitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. It is classified as a medical emergency and many cases require removal of the inflamed appendix, either by laparotomy or laparoscopy. Untreated, mortality is high, mainly because of peritonitis and shock. It has been recognized as one of the most common causes of severe acute abdominal pain worldwide. chronic appendicitis usually refers to a milder form of the illness. chronic appendicitis is very rare and its symptoms are less pronounced, in some cases even...


What Is Grumbling appendicitis?

A: Grumbling appendicitis, more commonly referred to as chronic appendicitis, is characterized by mild pain in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen and is the result of inflammation of the appendix, a small extension of the colon. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection and is rarer than the more severe form of appendicitis, referred to as acute appendicitis. Grumbling appendicitis usually lasts for three or more weeks before it gets painful enough to see a doctor.. The appendix is attached to the cecum, which is the first section of the large intestine, also referred to as the colon. It is found at the junction of the small intestine...



A: appendicitis is a rather common condition that is characterized by the inflammation of an organ called the appendix. The condition will generally require immediate medical attention as, when left untreated, it is known to have a rather high mortality rate. Initially, because of the symptoms of the condition, it is often confused with being nothing more than a simple stomach ache. This is the main reason that it is important to be able to identify and be able to correctly seek appendicitis treatment. Despite numerous amounts of research on attempting to identify the purpose of the appendix, the medical fraternity has not been able to identify the main function of the appendix in the human body. This is also because its removal does not seem...


Does drinking water(e.g. unsanitized water) cause appendicitis? E.g. I drank distilled last monday.I drank water(labelled purified)I experienced abdominal pain a few hours/minute after I drank it.

A: Causes of appendicitis - Accumulation of waste and toxic material in caecum, results in appendicitis. It becomes infected, in course of time. There are no pharmacological treatments, associated. Surgical removal or appendectomy is a simple technique of removal of the appendix. The pain which you experience while drinking water might not be associated to this. Consumption of a liter of buttermilk proves beneficial in chronic appendicitis. One of the best home remedies for appendicitis is a cucumber-beet juice in the ratio of 1:3. Around 400 ml is drunk twice a day. A teaspoon of green gram also helps. Vegetable juices, namely spinach, radish and so on are effective...

How common is it to have appendicitis while pregnant?

A: appendicitis can occur at anytime, without prior warning, and is the most common extra-uterine emergency during pregnancy that needs immediate surgical intervention. It is caused by the inflammation of the appendix and is accompanied by acute abdominal pain originating from the centre of the abdomen and localizing in the lower right side of the abdomen. An obstruction in the appendix lumen leads to a buildup of mucus in the appendix, resulting in a swelling which exerts pressure on the walls of the appendix. It is also accompanied by bacterial growth. If not diagnosed and treated immediately, the buildup can lead to rupture or a burst appendix. This causes septicemia and can be fatal.   In pregnant women, diagnosing appendicitis may...
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