One major thing that brings people to the hospital is "PAIN" and today it brought a young man in his 20's, broad chested with muscles and beards...

Now he wasn't just in pains, he kept say "Doc abeg do something" and he said this with tears!

Now That's Serious!

#OdogwuTales
After examination, I noticed he had "ACUTE APPENDICITIS", I asked the mother to take him for an ultrasound that confirmed my diagnosis

"He has to operated on immediately" I told the mother

Guy: Operation!, Is there no medicine I can take for it

Me: Let's Discuss "APPENDICITIS"
• What Is APPENDICITIS?
- It's the INFLAMMATION of the APPENDIX

Breaking It Down
-Inflammation: It's the body's protective response against infection

-Appendix: It's 3.5-4 inch tube attached to the large intestine.

"Appendicits is the body's reaction to an infected appendix"
• Causes Of APPENDICITIS
Appendicitis happens when the appendix gets blocked.

Things that could block the appendix;
1. Hardened stool
2. Worms
3. Tumors
4. Infection

When the appendix gets blocked, bacteria multiplies inside leading to the formation of pus and swelling.
• Symptoms Of APPENDICITIS
1. Sudden pain that begins on the right side of the lower abdomen

2. Sudden pain that begins around the navel and shifts to the right lower abdomen

3. Pain that worsens when you walk, cough etc

4. Loss of appetite

5. Nausea and vomiting
6. Constipation or diarrhea

7. Low fever that gets worse with days

8. Bloating

• When To See A Doctor
- If you have atleast 2-3 of these signs especially the 1st 2 symptoms showing the location of the pain.

- Any sever abdominal pain requires a doctors attention.
• Treatment Of APPENDICITIS
- The treatment remains the surgical removal of the appendix, an operation called "APPENDECTOMY"

- There is no herbal drug that cures appendicitis please...None!

- The appendix is virtually "useless" so the removal won't harm/affect you at all.
Delay in removal can lead to "Ruptured Appendix" where the appendix tears open due to excessive swelling thereby spreading infection throughout your abdomen.

A Ruptured Appendix is a life threatening condition that requires surgery to remove the appendix and clean your abdomen.
APPENDICITIS is very common in our society

Hopefully you understand better now

Stay Educated!!!

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Husband: She's hypertensive

Me: Who said?

Husband: The chemist checked her BP 1week ago and placed her on BP drugs

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