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CAT showed enlarged appendix, fluid around intestine. Treatment suggestions?

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Hi I was admitted to hospital 3 days ago with burning inflamed pain in the top left part if my abdomin,I also have naesua and an bloated. I had previous surgery for a bowel obstruction when I was a baby and I had a laparotomy for a molar pregnant 2yrs ago. I had a cat scan yesterday and I was told that I have an enlarged appendix and fluid around my intestines. Is this XXXXXXX and how us it treated,can you tell me what night have caused this?
Posted Sun, 2 Jun 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 4 hours later

Thanks for writing in

Usually the pain of appendicitis is on the right side

Appendicitis occurs mostly because of inflammation of lymph nodes in submucosa and or a fecolith obstructing its lumen

It is not XXXXXXX if treated systemetically

As there is fluid surrounding it there are chances it is infected

It can be removed easily with a Laparoscope but considering the fact that you have been operated twice for abdominal surgery get it done by an expert

Hope this helps
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