An appendix is a small tube of approximately 3 ½ inches of tissue extending from the large intestine. Normally it sits in the lower right abdomen part of our body. The appendix is a vestigial apparatus and one can live even if the appendix is removed from the body, without apparent consequences.
The appendix does not perform any vital function in our body but is prone to infection more frequently due to the accumulation of stool, bacteria, and other infectious material.
Inflammation of the appendix is called appendicitis. Though there is no specific reason for inflamed appendix Laparoscopic surgery removal of appendicitis is the only answer for appendicitis.
Following symptoms are noticed in a person suffering from appendix which can later be confirmed after getting a few medical tests-
- Loss of appetite
- Dull pain next to the navel or the upper abdomen and as you go closer to the lower right abdomen.
- Abdominal swelling
- Nausea and or vomiting right after the pain starts
- Inability to pass gas
- Dull or sharp pain in the back or rectum
- Pain during urination
- Severe cramps
- Diarrhea with gas or constipation
Dr. Arun Bhardwaj is a leading surgeon in Delhi/NCR and has treated hundreds of appendix cases. This surgery is done on an emergency basis as the appendix has a big chance of getting burst, or rupture, allowing the infectious contents to enter the abdominal cavity.
So consult your doctor today if you notice any sign of appendicitis and get your laparoscopic appendectomy from the best surgeon in India.