Management Of Appendicitis In Addition To Surgery?
Hello, 1. Are there other measures for appendicitis besides surgery? 2. What is appendicitis like? 3. After surgery, can I have sex (for female patients)? If possible, how many days after the operation? 4. What is the exact cause of appendicitis? 5. If the pain felt in the right abdomen is like a diagnosis of appendicitis, but the left side also experiences cramps in the same position as on the right ,, is the diagnosis still the same as appendicitis? Thanks in advance ,,
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The appendix or appendix is a small organ such as a worm which is a bulge of the large intestine. In each Human body, there is only 1 tuft of worms, which can be located on the right or left side of the body. Generally located on the right, namely in the lower right abdominal cavity.
The inflamed appendix is called appendicitis. Where inflammation occurs due to hardened feces which then enter the appendix. Hardened stool that cannot get out of the appendix causes blockage and triggers inflammation.
Patients who experience appendicitis will complain of lower right abdominal pain. However, not every complaint of lower right abdominal pain is a symptom of appendicitis. Where there are other diseases that appear with symptoms of right lower abdominal pain, such as ureteral stones, twisted ovarian cysts, endometriosis, impaired tubal pregnancy and others. Well, as well as lower left abdominal pain, where pain can occur in the diseases mentioned above. Because the general appendix is located in the lower right abdominal cavity, so if there is pain in the left right abdomen, rarely suspected as appendicitis. However, it is necessary to have an examination in the form of an abdominal ultrasound to ascertain the position of the appendix, which is the right or left.
Every patient with acute appendicitis, which is marked by severe pain in the lower right abdomen suddenly accompanied by fever, must immediately undergo an appendectomy. In such cases, surgery must be performed as soon as possible, because there is a risk of ruptured appendicitis, causing peritonitis due to the spread of intestinal germs in the abdominal cavity. When this happens, the surgical procedure that must be undertaken becomes more difficult and sufferers at high risk of experiencing sepsis to shock and this condition is life threatening or at risk of causing death.
In contrast to acute appendicitis, chronic appendicitis which is characterized by recurrent right lower abdominal pain (lost arises), surgery does not have to be done immediately, but must be done. This is because chronic appendicitis is also at risk of appendicitis, peritonitis, sepsis, sepsis shock and death. Before surgery, the doctor can give antibiotics and painkillers first. But remember, that Hay's operations are still being carried out for the reasons stated above.
After people with intestinal inflammation undergo appendectomy or appendectomy, patients may have sexual intercourse immediately. There is no prohibition because it does not affect. However, most sufferers will not have sexual desire or will while still complaining of pain. Complaints of this pain can last up to one week, but can also be more. Pain appears due to surgical wounds that are undergoing repair. So that the pain that arises is not severe pain, only pain with mild to moderate intensity that can be lost by taking anti-pain medication. The longer, the pain will be lighter until it is not felt anymore. So that patients who have never undergone appendicitis surgery complained about being disturbed by sexual intercourse, because there was no connection.
Appendectomy is done by making a small incision in the lower right abdominal wall. Then, after the doctor can reach the appendix then the appendix is then cut. Afterwards the doctor sutures the intestine and stomach wall. An incision in the abdominal wall is made even wider if there are complications of appendicitis.
There is nothing that can be done to prevent appendicitis. However, complications that can occur must be prevented. Therefore, immediately consult with your nearest doctor, if you complain of lower right abdominal pain.
Thus hopefully useful.