have a high temperature and it doesn’t subside within an hour or two, you should consult your GP,’ says Dr Auldric Ratajczak, deputy medical director at Nuffield Health (nuffieldhealth.com). Your GP may recommend a hospital visit.
Appendicitis is usually treated by removing the appendix, a common and routine operation. It can be done through keyhole surgery unless the appendix has burst, in which case open surgery will be needed. Stomach ulcers are often treated with medication called proton pump inhibitors. Severe gallstones require keyhole surgery to remove the gallbladder. Larger kidney stones can be broken up using ultrasound, or removed through the bladder. Diverticulitis is normally treated with antibiotics.