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Appendicitis is not very common in recent times yet it is considered an emergency by doctors in Jaipur. Appendectomy is done to remove the appendix when it is infected.

What is an appendectomy?

When the appendix at the end of the intestine gets infected and inflamed by bacteria, it leads to appendicitis. Medical professionals believe that appendicitis is a medical emergency. Since the appendix can burst and spread the infection to the abdominal cavity, removing it becomes necessary. Doctors perform surgery to remove this appendix which is called an appendectomy.

What are the types of appendectomies?

Doctors go for an open appendectomy when:

  1. Conventional Open appendectomy;
    • The appendix has ruptured
    • The doctor locates a tumour in the digestive system
    • Pregnant women are in the first trimester
    • Patients going for a second-time appendectomy surgery

    Usually, this surgery requires more time to heal and recover than the new laparoscopic appendectomy. It involves making a large incision and the scar remains after the surgery.

  2. Laparoscopic appendectomy -

    The surgeon makes a small incision to remove the appendix. This appendectomy causes minimal scarring as compared to open appendectomy.

What are the symptoms that lead to an appendectomy?

The symptoms of appendicitis are:

  • Severe abdominal pain in the lower right section and belly button
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Painful urination

Doctors at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur recommend people to get appendectomy if these symptoms are noticed.

When to see a doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?

  • When you face any of the symptoms and see the abdominal pain is getting severe.
  • If you are a woman and notice the abdominal pain continuing beyond your menstruation.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Jaipur

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

How to prepare for an appendectomy?

It is an emergency surgery so one usually does not get the time to prepare. Yet, you can do these things:

  1. Don't eat for 8 hours before appendectomy. An empty stomach helps the doctor see your abdominal cavity better.
  2. Avoid medications that the doctor advises against before the surgery.
  3. Follow additional instructions given by the doctor.

What are the Benefits of Appendectomy?

  1. If an appendectomy is performed before the rupture of the appendix, then it saves the further spread of infection to the abdominal cavity.
  2. If an appendectomy is performed after the appendix bursts, it saves the patient from a life-threatening condition.
  3. Appendectomy also relieves the patient from severe abdominal pains and other related health issues like nausea and painful urination.

The main benefit is to cure appendicitis completely and not let it affect the other areas of the human body.

What are some complications associated with appendectomy?

  1. Obstruction in the intestine - This creates a blockage in the intestine and flow or passage of stool, fluid, and gases.
  2. Premature labour - Pregnant women undergoing appendectomy might experience this. The risk of foetal loss is there, although it is very low.
  3. Infection -There might be wound infections both in laparoscopic surgery or open appendectomy.

    Few people also face:

    • Clotting of blood
    • Pneumonia
    • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

What is the recovery procedure after appendectomy?

  1. Start having liquids and avoid solid foods for some time.
  2. Don't lift heavy objects for a week or two.
  3. Wash your hands before touching the incision area.
  4. Doctor might advise against taking a bath for two days after surgery.
  5. Wear comfortable clothes to avoid discomfort around the incision area.
  6. Have pain relievers if you face any pain.
  7. Doctor may prescribe a stool softener and ask you to drink more water for proper bowel movements.
  8. Practice splinting by holding the pillow to the stomach while moving to avoid any strain to the point of incision.

Conclusion:

The hospital will keep you under observation for 1 or 2 days. The hospital decides this when the patient's appendix has ruptured. Children getting appendectomy can go to school after a week or so. It is one of the safest surgeries. So, if you face any complications, contact your doctor.

How long is the belly swollen after appendectomy?

The swelling in the belly increases after almost two days of the appendectomy surgery. But this subsides by the end of 12 weeks at maximum. This can be considered as postoperative bloating and causes no trouble to the patient in general.

What can you not eat after undergoing an appendectomy?

Doctors will advise you against all the foods that can cause constipation. You will be recommended to avoid dairy, processed food, red meat, junk food and sweets like pastries. You will also be advised to lower your caffeine consumption and increase your consumption of water and other liquids.

How should I sleep after undergoing an appendectomy?

Your doctor will advise you to sleep on your back or facing the opposite side of your surgery area. Try avoiding sleeping on your stomach as it can strain the area of surgery.

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