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Will You Choose Antibiotics for Appendicitis?

People suffering stomach pain due to acute appendicitis may be able to take antibiotics for appendicitis and avoid surgery.

Nicholas Shaheen, MD, GI expert
abdominal obstruction

Show 1179: What Should You Do About Digestive Distress?

Listen to find out when your digestive distress might signal a serious problem and when you could manage it at home with simple remedies.

doctors performing surgery for appendicitis

Will Antibiotics Replace Surgery for Appendicitis?

A study from Finland suggests that in uncomplicated cases, doctors could use antibiotics instead of surgery for appendicitis.

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Does Appendicitis Always Require Surgery?

Antibiotics may offer a less invasive way to treat uncomplicated appendicitis successfully.


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