A 23-year-old female asked:
how long should pain and swelling last after laparoscopy including diathermy and mobilisation of appendix?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Joey Bluhm answered
16 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Not quite sure what you are describing when you say diathermy and mobilisation of appendix. Im guessing you had a laparoscopic appendectomy. Pain and swelling after this procedure can vary depending on degree of inflammation and also every patient recovers at different rates. I tell patients that on average expect 3-4 days of pain that requires meds, but this can vary greatly.
Answered on Mar 27, 2018
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: The swelling and bruising after the surgery you list could last only a few days or it could take several weeks to fully resolve. If the symptoms are getting worse instead of better over time, you should see your surgeon.
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
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