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I have pain near buttock n anal. But it feels like there is a tumor over there. When I touch it pain. I can feel the difference between both buttocks. What it could be. What type of doctor I should be concerned.in my precious query I did not mention anything about any kind of tumor. please help.
Hello Doctor, I am suffering from stomachache. When I have to take the outside food items so it is paining several. I thought its a appendix. I go too check up and reports are came normal. Then whats the problem that's come when eaten outside food so please give me some suggestions to stop the stomachache. I am waiting for your replay.
I am suffering from constipation since 2 days before and my abdominal becomes hard and I have little bit pain? What should I do? I tried so many medicines but no cure?
Sir I had fatty liver about 7years ago which is cured now. But recently I found that my weight along with my body structure is swelling day by day. The swelling is well marked over the feet which swells a lot. On consulting with a urologist it is found that my serum creatinine level is 1.9 now. I do take medicines. Its been 15 days now but no change is felt. As I am out of station, I am unable to consult with the doctor. Now I have a lot of ulcers in my mouth which makes very difficult to take food. Please tell me whether there any problem with the rise-in creatinine level and what shall I do to get rid with the ulcers.
I am 32 Years Old. And I am getting a burning in Stomach and Heart and I do not kow what that is. Please give the suggestion.
Hii. I am suffering from fissure. People say there is no permanent solution to it. So I would like to ask you whethr there is any permanent solution for it? if yes, could you please suggest me please. Thank you.
I hv a fissure due to constipation in april. I have been taking kremaffin since april. And it helped. I have been advised surgery. I don't want a surgery. How long can I continue taking kremaffin?
I am five month pregnant. Now I feel some discomfortness in my lower abdomen and my bowel motion is almost nil for the last few days. Is it a serious problem? Kindly advice what should I do.
I have problems related to digestion because when I eat something I cannot digest easily. When I eat meat or chicken I cannot digest easily. I have to take medicine for that but it costs me a lot so I want a doctor who can cure me easily.
I am 38 years old, I married last year, I think I may have low sperm count problem, I am feeling tied after doing any physical work , feeling memory loss some times, Eye problem are accrued, gastric problems are there, what to do ? Kindly give me best remedies for the above purpose.
Respected Doctor, Today while going to bathroom while passing stool first I had burning sensation and then along with stool blood came out. What is the problem and what medicine I should take? Please suggest.
My age is 22, and weight is 85. I feel bloating in early morning. Some kind of sound in my stomach like I need to eat something. Also I feel acidity burning sensation in my chest. It feels like the acid is in my throat. It cannot be controlled by any antacid like eno. For curing, I used to take Omsec medicine for relief. Also I eat less and also do walk in evening and after dinner still I face acidity.
What to do for gaseous problem? I face this problem for last three days. And I am not getting any improvement of my health. Please give me some suggestion of my problem.
What is an Appendectomy?
An appendectomy (which is sometimes referred to ‘appendicectomy’) is the surgical elimination of the organ known as the appendix. Appendectomy is mostly performed as an emergency surgical procedure, when patients suffer from appendicitis.
How is Appendectomy Performed?
Appendectomy can be performed both as an open operation as well as laparoscopically. An appendectomy is most often performed laparoscopically, if the diagnosis is in doubt, or if the patients feel that they need to hide their telltale surgical scars near their umbilicus or in the pubic hair line.
However, although laparoscopic appendectomy has its cosmetic advantages, and its recovery time is a little quicker, this procedure is more expensive than conventional open surgery.
Conventional Open Appendectomy-
In the conventional open surgery, the surgeon makes an incision which is less than 3 inches in length in the lower right section of the abdomen. Once the infected appendix is identified, the surgeon separates the infected appendix from its surrounding tissues and removes it surgically from the cecum (an intraperitoneal pouch that forms the junction of the small and large intestine). After that, the cecum is closed and is returned back into the abdomen. In the end, the muscle layers and the skin are sewn together and the incision is closed.
Laparoscopic Appendectomy (LA)-
While performing appendectomy laparoscopically, which is also known as LA, four incisions of 1 inch in length are made in the abdomen. One incision is made near the umbilicus, while another one is made in an appropriate region between the umbilicus and the pubis. The other two incisions, which are even smaller in size, are made in the right side of the lower abdomen. The surgeon then passes the camera and special laparoscopy instruments through these openings and after identifying, frees the appendix from its surrounding tissues. Next, the appendix is removed from the cecum and the site of its former attachment is sewed. The infected appendix is removed from the body of the patient through any one of the two 1 inch incisions. In the end, the laparoscopic instruments are removed and the incisions are sutured and closed. During this whole procedure, the intraperitoneal space is filled with medical grade carbon dioxide gas, to inflate the abdomen, which is released after the surgery.
Recovery Time For Appendectomy-
The recovery time for appendectomy depends on and varies with the type of procedure and anesthesia used during the surgery. While laparoscopic appendectomy can be done on an outpatient basis so that the patients can recover back at home, an open surgical procedure will require an overnight or even longer hospital stay.
Normally patients after appendectomy can resume their normal daily activities within a few days. However, for full recovery, it may take four to six weeks. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities during this period of time.
Risk and Long Term Consequences of Removing the Appendix-
While wound infections are the most common complications of this surgery, formation of an abscess in the area of the surgical incision and also in the area close to the removed appendix has also been noticed as an aftermath of appendectomy.
Other rare complications may include lack of intestinal peristalsis (ileus), gangrene of the bowel, injuries to the internal organs and infections in the peritoneal cavity (peritonitis).
Major long-term consequences of appendectomy include increased risks of bowel obstruction, stump appendicitis (infection in the retained portion of the appendix still stuck with the cecum) and development of incisional hernia at the site of the scar. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.