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  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 535 Senior Member
    Somebody has to at least lance it.
  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 361 Member

    Zee, he gots a friend.

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,759 Senior Member
    So one thing that has not gotten a lot of publicity is that the latest studies conclusively show that patients that come into the hospital with acute appendicitis actually have a MUCH better outcome (short and long term) if they are treated with a strong short regiment of IV antibiotics and follow up oral antibiotics than if they go ahead with the normal old standard of care surgery (appendectomy).  Of course you surgeon will NEVER tell you this because they make no money if you don't get surgery.  Thats my PSA for the day.

    BUT, I'm wondering if this would apply to this condition which is basically just another internal infection...
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  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 535 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    So one thing that has not gotten a lot of publicity is that the latest studies conclusively show that patients that come into the hospital with acute appendicitis actually have a MUCH better outcome (short and long term) if they are treated with a strong short regiment of IV antibiotics and follow up oral antibiotics than if they go ahead with the normal old standard of care surgery (appendectomy).  Of course you surgeon will NEVER tell you this because they make no money if you don't get surgery.  Thats my PSA for the day.

    BUT, I'm wondering if this would apply to this condition which is basically just another internal infection...
    I'm not sure how healthy it is to keep being put on antibiotics every few weeks, but it looks like I'm not getting the surgery now anyhow. It's times like this when circumstances dictate what happens next. 
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    Yeah. GunNut said:
    So one thing that has not gotten a lot of publicity is that the latest studies conclusively show that patients that come into the hospital with acute appendicitis actually have a MUCH better outcome (short and long term) if they are treated with a strong short regiment of IV antibiotics and follow up oral antibiotics than if they go ahead with the normal old standard of care surgery (appendectomy).  Of course you surgeon will NEVER tell you this because they make no money if you don't get surgery.  Thats my PSA for the day.

    BUT, I'm wondering if this would apply to this condition which is basically just another internal infection...
    That would have killed me because I had sudden onset of accute appendicitis and they put me on the waiting list for a surgical bay. Luckily a slot opened up about 12 hours laters because it had already ruptured but the MRI didn't show that. 

    Since I have a high tolerance for pain AND for pain killers and I wasn't screaming, they didn't believe me. 

    Surgeon came in the next day and said so, and then added. "You are one tough SOB".
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  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,656 Senior Member
    When I had my appendix out Kaiser sent an helicopter for me and flew me to the hospital in Panorama City, don't know if I was a candidate for antibiotics. Kaiser paid for everything including 2 ambulance rides.
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