Appendectomy During Pregnancy?
Hello doctor, I am 24 years old, I am 10 weeks pregnant with my second child. The first child is only 13 months old and was born with a SC. At the moment I am required to undergo appendectomy, I guess what risks will occur if I do or not do intestinal surgery The dead end. Thank you 🙏
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the results of the doctor's examination concluded that appendicitis and now you are in a 13-month pregnancy, then this appendicitis has its own risks to the condition of your pregnancy. So to prevent complications, it is necessary to establish a diagnosis of this appendicitis, this is to help determine the treatment to be taken and avoid the possibility of other diseases that might trigger complaints that you feel such as digestive infections, urinary tract infections, or maybe an abnormality in pregnancy.
Some complications that may occur in pregnant women with appendicitis are:
1. the onset of an abscess or pus in the appendix
2. appendix rupture
3. safety risks of mother and fetus
4. preterm labor
Therefore, discussing directly with the doctor who treats you and planning an appropriate treatment for you is an important step to prevent the risk of complications of acute appendicitis and the risk to the fetus. So if your doctor has confirmed an appendicitis and your doctor is planning an appendectomy, then this has greater benefits for the safety of the mother and fetus. However, any medical treatment will have side effects that may occur, such as bleeding, infection after surgery, or the risk of premature birth. However, with the specified surgical procedures and appendix standard operating procedures that have been standardized, it is expected that this risk will be smaller.
In general, appendicitis surgery during pregnancy is safe, with a probability of miscarriage of around 14% in the second trimester.
For now, you should continue discussions with your doctor and continue your doctor's plan. Because the doctor who treats you better understands your clinical condition and your current pregnancy condition.
What needs to be considered during this period of supervision and treatment is to maintain stamina and physical condition to remain stable, and avoid the types of food or drinks that are at risk according to your doctor's recommendations. (also download http://iiumedic.net/imjm/v1/download/Volume%2013%20No%201/IMJM%20Vol%2013%20No%201%20p77-80.pdf)
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