A 33-year-old member asked:
What are some normal symptoms after having an appendectomy?
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General Surgery 40 years experience
None, really.....: After an appendectomy, there will be no symptoms once the post-op pain is gone and the gut function has returned to normal. There's no physiologic consequence to the appendix being removed. Soreness should be limited to 1-3 weeks depending on technique. Good luck.
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General Surgery 38 years experience
None: Most patients have no residual symptoms after a 'routine' appendectomy. Post surgical symptoms, if any, are more likely to occur after 'complicated' appendicitis, such as with perforations of the appendix.
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Last updated Nov 9, 2016
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