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If acute appendicitis is diagnosed and treated promptly before the appendix ruptures, the outcome is generally very good. The treatment includes pain medications, intravenous antibiotics, and a surgical procedure called an appendectomy in which the appendix is completely removed. People in good health generally recover quickly without complications after an appendectomy that is performed before the appendix ruptures. Hospitalization may be as little as a couple of days.
Appendectomy surgery can often be done using a minimally invasive procedure called a laparoscopic appendectomy. This procedure only requires small incisions and allows a person to recover more quickly with less risk of surgical complications than a traditional open appendectomy.
If the appendix ruptures before it is removed, more intensive treatment and longer hospitalization is necessary. This includes major, open appendectomy surgery and a cleaning out of the abdominal cavity. Pain medications and intravenous antibiotics are also prescribed.
Some of the possible treatments for Acute appendicitis from various sources may include:
The following treatments are listed for Acute Appendicitis in our knowledge base:
Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Acute appendicitis may include:
Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Acute appendicitis:
More causes: not all possible causes for Acute appendicitis are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Acute appendicitis.
Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.
The following list of conditions have 'Acute appendicitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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