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How long does it take to recover from surgery appendectomy

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Appendectomy: You should be able to resume most activities a week after surgery. Ask your surgeon when the stitches / staples are removed.

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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
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Sex after appy: Best to ask your doctor who did the surgery.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
A couple of weeks: If it's longer, there could be ongoing bleeding.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Varies: The swelling and bruising after the surgery you list could last only a few days or it could take several weeks to fully resolve. If the symptoms are ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Nothing: The ESR is a measure of inflammation. It will be high after any operation because the inflammation is part of the healing process.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
No most of the time: Most of the time previous surgery will not prevent , undergoing lap. Cholecystectomy, very rare occasions due to extensive adhesions may not able ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Yes, but why??: In the modern anesthesia era there is not a good reason to be awake for an intra abdominal operation. Most abdominal operations are now done lapaross... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not related: Your weight gain is not related to surgery , reduce caloric intake, have healthy diet , go to gym regular basis & do exercises , be active you wil... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Any major stress, such a appendicits and appendectomy, can change your cycle. Sometimes it will speed up, sometimes slow it down.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: There should b no problem as long as u take it easy. If it hurts when u ejaculate then hold off for another few wks.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Best to ask your surgeon. Usually wait at least 2 weeks before heavy activities, but each surgeon has their own recommendations. Usually a person is g... Read More

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