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My 20 year old daughter had a successful laparoscopic appendectomy. the appendics had not burst. she is a volleyball player. the surgeon said that she can start with normal practices after one week only. this includes weights and practicing in a swimming

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Dr. Stephen Hirshorn
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Be cautious: While your surgeon is probably correct, I would err on the side of caution and wait at least 30 days, Give the wounds a chance to heal properly. You do not want to develop an incisional hernia.

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Last updated Jun 26, 2016

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