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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
RLQ pain: When an abscess forms after an appendectomy it usually causes continued pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. The pain can be in the midli ... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
You will gain: If that is the only problem, need couple wks of time to recuperate completely.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
39 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Ask your surgeon: It really depends on whether the wound was closed primarily (i.e., sutured up tight) or left open to heal in secondarily, something we do with really ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Daily but steri stay: Most patients are discharged with a dressing that can be removed. Daily dressing changes allow the incision to be inspected. If you had exploratory ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Possibly: The only correlation here could be scar tissue or adhesions from the old surgery. This can sometimes affect bowel flow. Typically it is constipation, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
See your surgeon!: If you have an abscess, it must be drained. If it has been drained, and you are having pain from the drain, that will improve as the abscess resolves ... Read More
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Dr. Clare Wilmot
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New abscess or adhes: The inflammatory process of the disease, and the surgery can kink up the bowels and cause blockage. It needs to be seen by the surgeon who operated.As ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Vague: Be specific
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: This does not sound good. It may not be related, but i would suggest talking to your doc asap.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
No: You may have an unrelated viral gastroenteritis. But to be on the safe side call your surgeon to be on the safe side.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
21 years experience General Surgery
Could be abscess : It is unusual to develop fluid after a straightforward appendectomy but it can happen. The fluid should be drained with a needle under ct or ultrasoun ... Read More
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