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Appendicitis

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Rachel Simon

on 3 May 2010

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Transcript of Appendicitis

APPENDICITIS SYMPTOMS CAUSES TREATMENT PROGNOSIS SYSTEM AFFECTED INTERESTING FACTS


Abdominal pain
Inability to flatulate
Vomitting
Nausea
Loss of appetite
Constipation
Diarrhea
Low-grade fever Digestive System
Appendix serves no function 1 in every 15 people
Any age (most common= 10-30)
APPENDECTOMY Small incision

Lower right abdomen

Appendix removed Blockage in appendiceal lumen

Bacteria multiplies in appendix

Appendix swells and becomes infected
ABDOMINAL PAIN
Waking up at night
Worsens as hours pass
Worsened by sudden movements

Appendix swells Rupture elderly people, people with HIV,and people with diabetes may not show symptoms Diet rich in fiber may reduce risk Acute= faster, easier to detect
Chronic=slower, challenging to detect LAPAROSCOPY Incision smaller

Quicker recovery

Less medication Infections with same symptoms can be confused with appendicitis but treated with antibiotics
Vestigial organ
Recent discovery- may hold good bacteria
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