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"Good morning doctor, please what is the duration of using antibiotics to treat appendix. i had a sharp pain on my right lower abdomen, my doc prescribed augmentin and i used it for 14 days. The pain cam back after a week, he said i should use the augmentin all over again. He actually advised apendoctomy but i dont have money for surgery and post surgery now. so since he said and i have read that it cam be cured with antibiotics, hence the need for the question. thnk you"

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    A 31 years year old female asked:
    3 years ago
    Good morning doctor, please what is the duration of using antibiotics to treat appendix. i had a sharp pain on my right lower abdomen, my doc prescribed augmentin and i used it for 14 days. The pain cam back after a week, he said i should use the augmentin all over again. He actually advised apendoctomy but i dont have money for surgery and post surgery now. so since he said and i have read that it cam be cured with antibiotics, hence the need for the question. thnk you
    Dr. Omosefe E answered:
    3 years ago
    Good morning. Really there's no way antibiotics can treat appendicitis which is the inflammation of the appendix that causes pain. It can only relieve the symptoms for a while but it will be recurrent and come soon enough for the need to remove it. I will advise you save enough money to have it done rather than remain on antibiotics. long term use of antibiotics can make you resistant on future.
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