Appendectomy / Appendecetomy

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Checks Before Surgery or The Pre-Operative Procedure

The tests vary according to the age and health, but the standard tests include

Blood tests
Routine
Urine Test
Chest X-ray
ECG

An intravenous line for fluids and a pre-operative antibiotic maybe administered.

If there are any known allergies it should be mentioned to the doctor. Some people are allergic to Penicillin antibiotic or its recent derivative and others maybe allergic to Sulpha drugs. If there are no known allergies, a small test dose of the antibiotic is given to check for any reaction before giving the full dose.

An informed consent is taken from the patient so that they understand the procedure and certain medications that they would be receiving. Patients are required to refrain from eating or drinking after midnight on the day before surgery for a routine planned procedure. If the procedure is undertaken as an emergency, it is advisable to fast for 6 hours before anesthesia can be given for surgery. This means no liquids, solids or oral medications.

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Frank_73 

If a patient is having a high grade fever at the same time wheezes due to history of asthma but oxygen saturation is 99% on 2L/min via nasal prong. Which should be dealt first? my ineffective breathing pattern or fever"? Whaat can fever do with regards to my acute appendicitis?

sparky43 

how long should the durabond stay on the incesions?

LeoRa 

Are there any contra indications for an appendectomy?

ramkk 

good.

Erni93 

Is it true that swallowing types of seeds can cause appendicitis? Or if so, is it really really rare and I shouldn't worry about it?

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