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A 27-year-old female asked:

I'm 27/f. had emergency appendectomy 2 mo ago. was back at work 6 days later. now for last week diarrhea and lost 4lbs so now 125. surgery related?

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Dr. Ryan Luginbuhl
Urgent Care 12 years experience
Diarrhea after appy: Diarrhea 2 months after an appendectomy is unlikely to be surgery related. Diarrhea can result after a large amount of colon is removed but generally not after an appendectomy, which removes a small tube-like structure from the cecum. Diarrhea is most commonly due to an infectious etiology (virus or bacterial). If the diarrhea is persistent or severe, it is best to see a doctor.

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Last updated Oct 26, 2016

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