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Suffer from an appendix rupture and gall bladder stones. On liquid diet with antibiotics before surgery. Feeling tired and weak

I have a gallstone and my appendix ruptured. My surgeon wants to treat it with strong antibiotics and after the infection is under control then go in and remove the appendix tissue and gallbladder . As of now I am on a full liquid diet . I am really tired and weak and noticed I m not thinking straight and having a hard time focusing. Should I drink ensure or something to get my protein and vitamins back?
Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi
If the appendix is ruptured,it has to be operated as Emergency as the pus can spread to other parts of the abdomen.
If there is appendicular abscess or mass,you can go for surgery after antibiotic coverage.
So,please confirm your diagnosis.
If the appendix is ruptured,please go for emergency removal of appendix.
You need intravenous fluids,not oral ones.
Wish you good health and speedy recovery
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General & Family Physician Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib's  Response
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The ruptured appendix is a surgical emergency and it is hardly covered with antibiotics as it cause peritonitis and you may develop septicemic shock. The peritoneal wash should be performed as soon as possible. Oral intake is inhibited in such conditions as it may aggravate the symptoms. IV fluids are given for restoring nutrient levels.

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