The Doctors: Appendicitis Signs
It’s The Doctors’ 1000th episode, so they’ve been talking to viewers who were influenced by The Doctors over the years. One woman’s son, Jack, began having gas pains, complaining of a stomach ache and throwing up. She took his temperature and it was 101. On the way to the hospital, he said he was feeling better. As she was turning the car around, she remembered something Dr. Jim Sears said about these symptoms possibly being appendicitis. She said she was very thankful that she caught that episode of The Doctors, because if she had turned around, the appendix could have burst and that’s fatal. She ended up going to the hospital and her son ended up being fine.
Now, Jack said after his hospital stay, he decided what he wanted to be when he grew up, which was a pediatric cardiologist.
The Doctors: When Should You Get A Colonoscopy?
Another man named Ray watches the show all the time and it inspired him to get a colonscopy. Dr. Travis said in one episode that you should get your first colonscopy at age 50. Ray was 68 years old at that time and felt very healthy, but he thought he should follow Dr. Travis’ orders.
“I was totally surprised when the doctors told me that I had thousands of polyps in my colon,” Ray said. The surgeon ended up removing the right side of his colon, part of his lower intestines, a valve, and his gallbladder. If he hadn’t come in right then, the doctors said that in six months he would’ve been dead.
“I tell people, everyone I see, watch The Doctors TV show. It saved my life and it could save yours,” Ray said. Now, Ray is healthy and came on the show to talk about his journey. He urged people to get a colonoscopy if they’re over the age of 50.