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postop pain week after appendectomy

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Patience: Physicians are always surprised by this question. There is nothing wrong with you. And one would never ever want to force or add burden to a healing b ... Read More
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Dr. John Langell
22 years experience General Surgery
Possibly medicatIons: Many of the medication we provide around the time of surgery can impact appetite and food taste including antibiotics and narcotic pain medications. ... 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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
38 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
See your surgeon: See or speak with your surgeon as soon as you can. Answer questions as completely as you can. This could be nothing to worry about; but it could be a ... Read More
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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
35 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Healing, scar formation, mesh can all cause mild discomfort for few weeks after an appy. As long as the discomfort is mild, no fever, and the scars ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
34 years experience General Surgery
Lap Appy recovrry: Recovery can be quick after a lap appendectomy. Newer access ports split in between muscle fibers and minimize bleeding and pain. We also use more of ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
17 years experience Anesthesiology
Post op appendectomy: If the 'bump' is not red, painful or oozing fluid then its probably just some scar tissue around a stitch under the skin. Some scarring is normal and ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
NO: You will be fine currently if you have no problems , 6 wks is enough time , speak to your surgeon
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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: You can progressively increase your physical activity as tolerable in two and a half weeks after laparoscopic appendectomy since the opening of laparo ... Read More

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