Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, which is attached to part of the large intestine called the cecum. The patient mostly suffers from sudden pains in the righ lower abdomen. Removal of the appendix via surgery is the treatment of choice.
Appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix) is a common disease. The reasons for it are not clearly understood, but it is often assumed that an obstruction made of deposits of fecaloma (fecal stones) at the opening of the appendix leads to infection. Because waiting only increases the risk of complications such as a ruptured appendix or the formation of an abscess (filled with pus), appendicitis needs to be identified and operated quickly.
Appendicitis often occurs in young, healthy people but can affect anyone in any age. It presents with sudden pain in the belly button region and later travels to the right lower abdomen. Patients may also suffer from nausea, vomiting, or fever.
A doctor can confirm the inflammation using a clinical method of pressing on the abdomen, with ultrasound imaging, and a blood sample. Treatment of choice for appendicitis is a surgery to remove the appendix. The surgery may be done via incision or with a laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery), in which cameras and instruments are guided into the incisions. Because an infected appendix can burst in the abdomen, it’s important to have it operated on quickly.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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