Abdominal Ultrasound Examination Results And Further Treatment?
Hello doctor, today my father has done an ultrasound with the following results: 1. Cholecystitis and 2. Possible Appendictis (chronic). Well, what better is the handling of this further? Can these conditions be taken to the ER or not? And can you go to the ER using BPJS? My father is 65 years old, thanks in advance.
Hello Aris, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Based on the results of the ultrasound you mentioned, your father has two different conditions, namely inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) and also the possibility of inflammation in the appendicitis that has been around for a long time. Basically, these two diseases require further treatment in the form of drugs and may require operative measures to remove the gallbladder and appendix, depending on the doctor's consideration. Provision of these drugs will also generally be done by way of hospitalization until there is a clear improvement before treatment can be continued at home.
Although the treatment is recommended to be done while inpatient, but the two diseases are not a disease that is emergency, so the decision will be treated or can not be made when carrying out an examination at the clinic specialist in internal medicine or surgeon, not through the emergency room. But if there is an unbearable pain accompanied by severe nausea and vomiting and also fever you should take you to the emergency room to get the first handler, and then only then will be assisted to take care of inpatient care.
Regarding whether or not BPJS can be used if through the emergency room, in general if it is included in an emergency situation, the BPJS can be used, but you should ask the hospital again where you will bring your father to seek medical treatment regarding hospital policies in the use of BPJS .
I hope this helps.