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Appendicitis After Surgery Care

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What is Appendicitis?

All people regardless of their health condition are at risk of Appendicitis (a condition where the appendix becomes inflamed due to blockage and bacteria growth). It is a relatively common condition and rushes over 300,000 Americans into emergency surgery. It is characterized by tenderness in the lower abdomen, fever and inflammation. It is imperative to diagnose and treat the condition in a timely matter, otherwise the appendix may rupture and have serious consequences.

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Treatment of Appendicitis

In either case of a rupture or unruptured appendix, the treatment of appendicitis is most commonly an appendectomy where the pinky-sized appendix is removed from the lower abdomen. The patient spends a few days at the hospital, then is transferred home. The result is a pinky shaped scar on the right side of the abdomen that fades over time. If one would like to avoid surgery, recent studies show that an alternative to an appendectomy is resurfacing: antibiotic medications. According to the New York Times article “Antibiotics Resurface as Alternative to Removing Appendix”, a thorough antibiotic treatment of intravenous infusions and pills can treat appendicitis. However, there is always the chance that the condition will come back. To avoid further problems and to have a peace of mind, the most viable treatment is the appendectomy operation.

Recovery Process

It takes 4 to 6 weeks for a full recovery from an unruptured appendix, however recovery from surgery for a ruptured appendix takes longer. This is because the infection must be treated and there is a high risk of complications. In both cases, proper after surgery care is essential. After returning home from the hospital, the operated area must be cleaned and strenuous activity must be avoided. Doctors often prescribe round-the clock care which can be stressful for your family and loved ones. A1 Home Care offers a variety of affordable options for quality post-surgery care ranging from hourly care, temporary in-home care, live-in care and more to suit your individual needs. Our post-surgery care can include everything from assisting with household tasks, prescription pick-ups, grocery shopping, meal preparations and more. Our care givers are ethnically diverse and multi-lingual.

You can find out more about the exceptional after surgery care options available throughout areas of Southern California when you contact us today at 562-929-8400, 949-650-3800 and 877-929-8499.

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A-1 Home Care also serves nearby communities around LA county, San Gabriel Valley and OC.


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On February 29, 2024 · 11pm