I have read the following online in regards to double-balloon enteroscopy:
"Common side-effects after a DBE include:
• Sore throat
• Abdominal bloating
• Minor bleeding
These are usually mild and resolve within 12 to 24 hours.
The following complications have rarely been reported with DBE:
• Major bleeding
As for chronic issues with the appendix, according to wikipedia, it's called 'rumbling appendicitis' -
"Rumbling appendicitis is a name for chronic appendicitis. Exhibited symptoms can vary from a mild pain to a severe pain as in acute appendicitis; however, patients do not usually experience vomiting, fever, or gastritis. A rumbling appendix is inflamed, but not infected; hence, there is no need for emergency surgery. The pain associated with a rumbling appendix is usually restricted to the lower right abdomen, but sometimes shifts or extends to the upper right abdomen. Rumbling appendicitis can be treated, if diagnosed correctly. If feverish symptoms develop, it is essential that the patient is admitted to hospital immediately."
As we all know, a ruptured appendix can be potentially fatal.
Thank for your reply. I have been researching a lot myself but haven't seen that rumbling appendix bit. I'll have to ask my doctor about it next time I see him as it's getting insanely annoying. Thanks again.
Hope you get it figured. It would be nice to hear back once you do.