Specific treatment for appendicitis will be determined by your physician based on:
- Your age, overall health, and medical history
- Extent of the condition
- Your tolerance of specific
- medicines, procedures, or therapies
- Expectations for the course of the condition
- Your opinion or preference
Because of the likelihood of the appendix rupturing and causing a severe, life-threatening infection, physicians will recommend that the appendix be removed with an operation.