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A 21-year-old male asked:

I had appendectomy 2 n half years back. 7 cm incision was made. i also had stitch granuloma after the operation.i have lost wt since then n become underwt now also i feel heaviness in my rt leg help?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
See gastroenterology: Appendectomy, even with complications, such as scar tissue leading to obstruction or development of an abscess does not usually result in symptoms that you describe. You need to make sure that there was truly appendicitis. Alternatives include inflammatory bowel disease or infectious causes, such as atypical mycobacterial infection. See a GI doctor for further testing.

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