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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Surgical wounds: Get their maximal tensile strength at about six weeks post surgery.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wound healing : Wound healing is a process occurring over a period of 8 months to a year. For optimal healing (strength of at least 75% of original wound) it takes u ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
39 years experience Pediatric Surgery
It depends: I assume you're talking about sport practice. If the appendectomy was done laparoscopically, a motivated patient can get back to vigorous activity in ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Where?: Are the pains abdominal or near the scar? Are your pains somewhere else? Mild discomforts can come and go for many weeks after surgery & resolves as y ... Read More
Dr. Neria Hebbar
Specializes in General Surgery
Give it more time: Pain in incision after starting physical activity is not uncommon. The incision takes three months to get strong and it is very rare for someone to h ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 years experience General Surgery
Usually Yes: Everyone has a different tolerance for pain and recovery. Usually for my patients that undergo laparoscopic appendectomy, they can return to work as s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
25 years experience General Surgery
Abcess: These can usually be handled without surgery and be drained by a radiologist under cat scan or ultrasound guidance. Once better, you may need your app ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
39 years experience General Surgery
Usually none: a previous appendectomy should not have any effect on the ability to have a C-section.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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I would wait 4-6 wks: Ask you surgeon for guidance. Don't be OCD re: exercise.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
This : This will depend on the type of appendectomy you had performed and the individual practice of your surgeon. Always get their recommendation. There are ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Many possibilities: The most common causes of a rash following surgery are either a reaction to a medication or to the skin prep used to sterilize the skin right before s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
24 years experience General Surgery
Many reasons : Inflammation from surgery, anesthesia, pain meds, surgery itself. They all make bowel lazy causing nausea.
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