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Appendicitis
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Posted 7/21/08

Appendicitis is a case in which your appendix, located at the distal end of your cecum, becomes inflamed.


This condition is no laughing matter, and here is my experience:

A searing pain hit my abdomen one school day. I was sweating hard, and wasn't able to concentrate in class. I went home feeling nauseated, a stabbing pain still present in the right lower quadrant of my abdomen.

Being a student nurse, I was already suspecting appendicitis. It was only when I went home that I performed some tests to verify my present condition. (Psoas sign, Rovsing's sign etc.). All of those self-accomplished tests validated my appendicitis. I was for once scared of what would happen to me.

What if it would rupture? Would I suffer from peritonitis? I was at a great loss upon realization.

They rushed me to the hospital after I reported my current status. The findings revealed that my appendix hadn't ruptured, and for that I was grateful. They performed an explore lap on me and I was immensely relieved that I lived through that ordeal, however minor.


So what is your story?

And for those who in their lucky stars haven't experienced appendicitis, would you consider having your appendix removed? Why or why not?

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The doctors are so stupid..i mean when my sister had it..took them 3 weeks and a ambulance to notice that she had appendicitis..after that..it was kinda too late since the infection got so bad that she had to stay in hospital for about 2 months before they could operate..
Posted 7/21/08
haven't got them yet . . .

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Chance16 wrote:

The doctors are so stupid..i mean when my sister had it..took them 3 weeks and a ambulance to notice that she had appendicitis..after that..it was kinda too late since the infection got so bad that she had to stay in hospital for about 2 months before they could operate..


3 weeks? Appendicitis could be diagnosed easily, like my case which I did on my own. It could be solved in the Out Patient Department of a medical institution via minor surgery (explore laparatomy) and the patient be discharged in less than 24 hours.

I must say I am surprised by your sister's experience. What were her physicians thinking?
Posted 7/21/08
i havent had it yet.....
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WeeBoX wrote:

3 weeks? Appendicitis could be diagnosed easily, like my case which I did on my own. It could be solved in the Out Patient Department of a medical institution via minor surgery (explore laparatomy) and the patient be discharged in less than 24 hours.

I must say I am surprised by your sister's experience. What were his physicians thinking?


yeah tis minor surgeory but hers was close to bursting or had burst so it was dangerous to operate, instead they set her on anti-biotics for two months..wait until the swelling went.

well we told them all the symptoms but they didn't know what it was...went to the GP's 2 times and hospital once..said there was nothing wrong and sent us packing..we told them she had diarrhoea, lower abdomen pain etc..all they gave was some bloody sachets to keep her hydrated.

Posted 7/21/08
question do you get appendicitis for jumping too much after eating? (sorry i didn't read the whole first post >.<)
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Posted 7/21/08
Ohh.. don't tire urself when you are full.
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xiao_tsin wrote:

question do you get appendicitis for jumping too much after eating? (sorry i didn't read the whole first post >.<)


That is a fallacy, my friend.
Posted 7/21/08
Lol, not yet.
Posted 7/21/08

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xiao_tsin wrote:

question do you get appendicitis for jumping too much after eating? (sorry i didn't read the whole first post >.<)


That is a fallacy, my friend.


oh okay.. **goes bungee jumping**
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xiao_tsin wrote:

question do you get appendicitis for jumping too much after eating? (sorry i didn't read the whole first post >.<)


lol that's what my mum keeps saying...

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For the information of other users, appendicitis wouldn't be triggered merely by jumping or running around aimlessly after a meal. it is caused by the fecaliths (small fecal matter from food particles) that enter your appendix. They provide nutrition for normal flora or the bacteria inside your GI tract, and would therefore cause the inflammation.

But I should add that one should rest after meals considering that it aids digestion by supporting your body's parasympathetic response.
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WeeBoX wrote:

For the information of other users, appendicitis wouldn't be triggered merely by jumping or running around aimlessly after a meal. it is caused by the fecaliths (small fecal matter from food particles) that enter your appendix. They provide nutrition for normal flora or the bacteria inside your GI tract, and would therefore cause the inflammation.

But I should add that one should rest after meals considering that it aids digestion by supporting your body's parasympathetic response.


**claps** you're now officially called the EPIC Doctor. ^^
Posted 7/21/08

xiao_tsin wrote:


WeeBoX wrote:


xiao_tsin wrote:

question do you get appendicitis for jumping too much after eating? (sorry i didn't read the whole first post >.<)


That is a fallacy, my friend.


oh okay.. **goes bungee jumping**


*cuts bungee rope*
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