A 31-year-old female asked:

How long after appendix removal surgery do you still have the sharp intens pain in right abdomen? i have one day of antibiotics left and still in alot of pain. is this normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Appendectomy : It depends if your surgery was open, laparoscopic or was there ruptured appendix. In general, patients feel much better in about 3 weeks of surgery. Follow up with your surgeon if the pain is too intense.
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