Appendicitis is a common cause of abdominal pain and a common surgical emergency. Prognosis of people with appendicitis is good if they are diagnosed on time and operated. Delay in diagnosis can lead to complications such as rupture of appendix and other complications.
Consult your doctor if you have one or more of the following symptoms suggestive of some significant medical problem.
If you have one or more of the above mentioned symptoms, consult your doctor. These symptoms do not necessarily mean that you have appendicitis. Similar symptoms can occur in many other medical problems such as acute gastro-enteritis. Your doctor can diagnose the cause of your symptoms and start treatment accordingly. Aim of appendicitis treatment is to make an accurate diagnosis as early as possible and remove it surgically.
Who to consult
Health professionals, who can be consulted if you have symptoms of acute abdominal problem include
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