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Had my physical two months and all was good. Doctor said do

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Had my physical two months and all was good. Doctor said do have Ny concerns. I said I had this tightness on the right side but went away. She said since I went thru menopUse I think we need to access your abdomen and pelvis just to be sure everything was okay.
Well after two months I had a ct scan.
The report reads" the appendix is not filled with the oral contrast and there is suspected very mild stranding surrounding the distal appendix. Given the history of mild abdominal pain a very mild appendicitis cannot be excluded" My doctor said that they will probably treat with antibiotics. She had me meet with a surgeon and he said it has to come out. I need some type of guidance. He reluctantly gave me 7 days of levaquin. When he examined me and pushed all over I had no pain. He couldn't explain what to do? Looking for your thoughts
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Absolutely not! Most cases of mild appendicitis can be treated with oral antibiotics. Take the levaquin and follow up with your MD

I advise against surgery

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it

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