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what is the recovery time for appendix surgery

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Left keyhole inner ?: Please describe further what your question is.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Give it time.: Emergent surgery is especially rapid, necessarily, so healing can take longer than you may expect. And, no, you really should not take more than 10mg ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
Depends: If your appendix is not ruptured, you should be able to go home the next day. If ruptured, you will likely require multiple days of IV antibiotics an ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No.: An appendectomy is one of the most common and straightforward operations performed by general surgeons. The risk of surgery is primarily related to t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Get well and go home: Appendix surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgery , considered relatively low risk surgery , that will prevent catastrophic complications ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
When you feel ready: If you can walk around the house and walk to the car, you may drive. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grain ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irina Kovatch
13 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Intussusception in adults may be caused by a tumor (e.g. Tumor at the tip of the appendix acts as a lead point that causes it to intussuscept). No sur ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Most likely: Due to pain meds and relative immobility. Walk alot rather than layiong around, cut back on pain meds and use an anti inflammatory such as Motrin inst ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Post op: Depends on your surgeons preference. Most say 4-6 weeks before strenuous physical activity. Better ask the surgeon for sure though
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Appendectomy: I would 4-6 weeks for the scar to heal properly before you engage in masturbation

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