Tag Archives: Appendicitis

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids’ Appendicitis?

News Picture: Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Skipping surgery and treating appendicitis with antibiotics alone may be a safe approach for many children, a new analysis suggests. Reviewing 10 studies on more than 400 young patients, researchers found that nonsurgical treatment for an inflamed appendix appeared …

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Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?

News Picture: Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A colonoscopy can save your life by detecting and removing colon cancer, but it might also trigger appendicitis, a new study suggests. Experts aren’t sure exactly why that happens, and, fortunately, it’s rare. And it shouldn’t stop you from …

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