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how long after a appendectomy can i have sex

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
29 years experience General Surgery
Post op restrictions: Generally it is when you feel completely improved after the surgery and is about 2 weeks ,and is also dependent on how it was performed ie lap or open ... Read More
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
33 years experience General Surgery
4-6 weeks: Open appendectomy and laparoscopic appendectomy are the same type of procedures for acute appendicitis. It is recommended to wait 4-6 weeks before yo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
17 years experience General Surgery
Ask your surgeon: Every surgeon has different preferences for when they let their patient's return to regular activities including sex. You should discuss this with hi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Type of incision? Any other health issues? Any complications? IN general when feel good! off pain medications! and mobile. 2-3 weeks would be a r ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes to both: By five weeks after laparoscopic appendectomy, assuming it was uneventful and you are feeling well, should allow you to travel by plane and re-engage ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Depend....: There is no set of rule to avoid sex after appendectomy and it has to depend on the extent of disease/infection/inflammation + the magnitude of surger ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Left side?: If the pain was on the left side, it is not likely to be related to the appendectomy. Take it easy for a couple of days. Wish you good health! - Have ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Discuss w surgeon: These are questions that should be a part of your post operative care instructions. Ask your surgeon if the instructions were not clear.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take a test : If you think you might be pregnant then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Seems highly unlikely i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Depends if it is open or laparoscopic surgery. Usually surgery would be under an hour unless there is a lot of internal scarring or internal infection ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Depends somewhat if it was open or laparoscopic surgery. Each surgeon will have their own instructions. In my patients i tell them to wait a week afte ... Read More
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