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A 37-year-old member asked:

Laparoscopic appendectomy recovery time.. when can i swim again?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
The best thing...: Is to ask the surgeon who performed the operation. I would let my patients go swimming about 2 weeks postoperatively, assuming normal uncomplicated healing.
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A 57-year-old female asked:

What is the recovery time following laparoscopic appendectomy?

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Dr. Chand Rohatgi
General Surgery 38 years experience
2-3days: It is dependent on the amount of inflammation at time of surgery; also on the person and what you call recovery. I have had patients who have gone back to work within 3 days and some not for 3 weeks.
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