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Appendicitis in Gap Year Students

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Appendicitis is the Appendix's inflammation, which is located on the lower right side of your abdomen. Appendicitis causes extreme pain in your lower abdomen; however, the pain radiates all over the stomach. Although everyone can develop Appendicitis, it is the most common for young people between 10-30.

What does the Appendix do?

The function of the Appendix is still unknown. Many researchers found that it holds good bacteria that can help reboot the digestive system after diarrheal illness. Others claim that the Appendix is a bacteria that became useless with evolution. People who have Appendicitis and have it removed don’t need to worry about health problems after surgery.

Symptoms

The symptoms of Appendicitis can be confusing because you might confuse it with regular abdominal pain. However, as it continues, the pain gets more severe and doesn't go away. Here are the symptoms of Appendicitis.

  • Pain in the lower right abdomen
  • Pain that radiates throughout your whole stomach
  • Pain that worsens when you cough or walk.
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite

Diagnosis

Once you get to the hospital, a surgeon will examine you and probably want to do ultrasounds. Most doctors try to avoid doing a CT scan because of the radiation. When a woman has Appendicitis, the doctors will probably send her to get an ultrasound of the ovaries to rule out the possibility of it being a tangled ovary.B2ap3 Large Whatsapp Group

Treatment

While some cases of Appendicitis can go away, the most common treatment is emergency surgery. People start feeling pain when the Appendix is inflamed. Once it bursts, it is dangerous and needs removal.

Here at EMA Care, we have diagnosed many cases of Appendicitis and help students get through it. Appendicitis can be very scary because the symptoms start minor, and they get progressively worse with time. First, you start with bad abdominal pain, and then it worsens to the point that it's hard to stand up straight, and finally, nausea starts.

The good news is, is that this is very common and easily fixed! Surgeons deal with Appendicitis all of the time, and it's a quick surgery with minimal scares (the surgery is laparoscopic).

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