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APPENDICITIS

The vermifom appendix or appendix in short, is a small part of the bowel or intestine. It is situated on the right side of the abdomen at the junction of the small and large intestines. It is a small narrow sac approximately 10 cm long and 1 cm wide. The appendix is a vestigial organ,...Read More

Posted on : Saturday, October 13, 2007 12:00 AM
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Sassy2828
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My 12 yr old niece had her appendix taken out about 3 weeks to a month ago.Know she is experiencing a burning sensation were the incision is.
Replied on Sunday, July 4, 2010 12:00 AM
OK I just started having pains around the appendix area. but it's not sharp and terribly painful but not long ago my father's appendix was taken out due to appendicitis and it worried me because i am not sure if this is hereditary or not
Replied on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:00 AM
My pain started around my belly button at first and since it was fairly minor I thought that it was gas or something that I had eaten. Within a couple of hours the pain became unbearable, and since I was traveling on the road, I thought that if I could just make it home I would see the doctor then. I was in agony most of that night (and I later found out that my appendix must have burst during those first hours.) Surprisingly when I arrived home the pain had diminished almost completely, but some discomfort still remained. I opted to forgo seeing a doctor and resumed normal activities. Within a few days the pain returned with a flourish, located mostly on the right hand side of my abdomen, just below the belt line. It hurt to sneeze, blow my nose, bend over, walk, or just about anything involving my abdominal muscles. I went to the doctor, underwent a CT Scan, and was told that I required an emergency appendectomy. The entire procedure was extremely painful, (likely because of my own negligence), but because of an excellent medical staff, I am quickly on the mend. If I had caught it faster I would probably be suffering a lot less.
Replied on Sunday, August 22, 2010 12:00 AM

gr8ful-mother05
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my son is 4 years old and already went thru this surgery. But i'm glad we caught it before the pain got worse. thank God we were at the hospital when his pain had gotten to the extrem!!! He's fine now, after the surgery he was up playing and back to his normal self.
Replied on Friday, August 27, 2010 12:00 AM

ckizna
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My pain started as a very painful stomach bloating and slowly moved towards my lower right abdomen. First I thought it was just a regular stomach ache and I thought it would go away. But I was wrong, the pain became worse every hour. I could not sleep the whole night. The next morning I went to ER and they performed a CAT scan of my pelvis area and send the report to an Expert. An hour later they confirmed that it was my appendix that had caused the pain and had to be removed. I hadn't eaten anything since the pain started, this was the best thing I did. If it is the appendix that caused the problem then you should not eat or drink anything by mouth, otherwise it will delay your surgery. They did an open appendectomy to remove my appendix. I was discharged from the hospital the very next day. I recovered with in 3 days. It was a memorable experience.
Replied on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:00 AM
 




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