Patient Comments: Appendicitis - Complications

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Please discuss complications you experienced with appendicitis. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: SunnyTeacher, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I have a prior diagnosis of multiple sclerosis so with the bloating, pain in back and stomach, feeling like I was full, I also had numbness in my feet and legs so bad that I had to use a walker. The appendix concerns the central nervous system and I was diagnosed with inflammation of my appendix. I went to the emergency room (ER) and the doctor initially said it was just multiple sclerosis symptoms with my lymphocytes looking strange and sent me home. Ten painful days later I went back to the ER and they did another CT scan and said it was appendicitis because of inflammation. I opted for antibiotics instead of surgery but the surgeon was doubtful I would get better. I did get better without surgery and got to go home in 2 days. I have a 7 day antibiotic prescription and am taking it slow eating; broth for one meal a day and light meals.

Comment from: alice, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I had no pain – only a dull ache in my lower right abdomen. I had a fever, vomiting, and eventually couldn't down anything. Since I've often had ill health, I didn't go to the hospital until my brother took me. I had a CT scan and the doctor operated that day. He said the appendix hadn't burst but was leaking and had spread the infection. It doesn't always present with an obvious sharp pain.

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