This common condition is an infection of the appendix. It can cause pain at the lower right side of the abdomen. Treatment is with intravenous antibiotics and surgery for removal of the appendix.
Appendicitis can affect anybody, but it commonly occurs in individuals between 10 and 30 years old. However, the signs and symptoms do not always follow a simple pattern. If the appendix gives way, pus and infected material will leak into the whole abdomen. This can cause an infection of the abdominal cavity known as peritonitis, a life-threatening condition.
What Are The Symptoms Of Appendicitis?
Common symptoms of appendicitis include:
Abdominal pain that starts in the middle of the stomach and quickly travels to the lower right-hand side where it becomes intense in a few hours
Feeling of bloatedness
Nausea and vomitting
Loss of appetite
Constipation or diarrhea
If you have these symptoms, do consult a doctor immediately. Appendicitis is considered an emergency because of the risk of rupture within 48 to 72 hours of the symptoms occurring.
The appendix is usually removed with the keyhole technique.
If caught early, the surgery is straightforward and you may be discharged in 24 hours. However, the length of stay and recovery from the procedure depends on the patient and severity of the appendicitis.
Your surgeon will advise you on the specific details.
You may be allowed to drink fluids and eat within the next 24 hours. However, allow your appetite to guide you. Do not force food.
You will likely be able to resume daily activities within one to two weeks.
Schedule a follow-up appointment with the doctor within two weeks after the operation.
Why Choose Us For Your Appendix Treatments In Singapore?
Dr Ganesh at G & L Surgical Clinic strives to prioritise his patients’ recovery and comfort. Having had adequate experience in performing appendicitis removal surgeries for numerous patients for many years in Singapore.
Furthermore, the staff at G & L Surgical Clinic have been thoroughly and adequately trained to make your experience a comfortable and hassle-free one. Whether you intend to undergo our appendix treatments, procedures or other medical services in Singapore, you can rest assured that you will be properly and sufficiently cared for by trained professionals.
Organise a consultation with our surgeons for further assistance on appendix treatments in Singapore.
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I have heard of people around me who had their appendix removed but never expected that it would happen to me. I was diagnosed with appendicitis after I had 2 days of pain and i felt it getting worse.
Dr Ganesh was referred to me by a family friend and I am so glad that he was the doctor that saw me. He was friendly and was experienced in handling my condition. Within the day, I was scheduled to have the appendix removed and I recovered fine with no complications.
Thank you Dr Ganesh and team for doing a wonderful job. Continue doing God’s work and I wish your team greater success and help more people.
I never knew appendicitis can be so painful until I was diagnosed with it. Thinking there was something wrong apart from abdominal pain, I went to see Dr Ganesh for a treatment. As it turns out after the checks, I have appendicitis and a severe one.
Dr Ganesh recommended that I have my appendix removed since it was really bad. I had the surgery done on the same day and in 2 weeks, I feel much better and am back to work.
Thank you Dr Ganesh and your team of staff. Everyone is so approachable and friendly.
I felt a sharp pain in my right abdomen last week and I knew that something must have gone wrong. Immediately, I scheduled an appointment with my family doctor and I was referred to Dr Ganesh’s clinic.
Dr Ganesh scheduled me for an ultrasound and I was diagnosed with appendicitis. He assured me that everything is fine and that I will need to undergo an appendix removal as my condition is quite serious.
I went for the surgery immediately and is now recovering, with some pain but otherwise, all is good. Thank you Dr Ganesh for all that you have done.
I had severe abdominal pain and had to be referred to the A&E, it turns out I had appendicitis and it was on the verge of bursting. Thankfully I was assigned Dr Ganesh, who attended to me and even assured me that everything is under control despite my frequent questioning.
I had my appendix removed and is now recovering well within the week. I am grateful to Dr Ganesh who despite the fuss I was making, managed to calm me down.
I am grateful to Lisa, Ann, Jiaxin who were there with me during my follow-ups and always ready to help me out whenever I needed assistance, even helping me to carry things as I was recovering. This is top notch service and I highly recommend them!
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Specialist in General Surgery
As a strong proponent of treating the patient holistically instead of just their condition, Dr Ganesh Ramalingam advises patients as to how they can manage their daily habits and diets to lead healthier lifestyles. As a consultant with G&L Surgical Clinic specialising in General Surgery, he sees many patients with conditions related to the stomach and is skilled in bariatric surgery, upper GI and hernia surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, endoscopies, and trauma.
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