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A 64-year-old female asked about a 25-year-old female:

Lap appendectomy 3days ago. now, when urinating, feels like tightness/squeezing in lower left abdomen. no burning in urethra. 25 yr old female.

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: Watch for fevers, vomiting, increasing abdominal pains, inability to eat. Minor muscle cramping can be normal this early after surgery. Try warm heating pad or showers if ok with your surgeon.
Dr. Irina Kovatch
General Surgery 14 years experience
Maybe muscle trauma: One of the ports during appendectomy is usually placed in the left lower quadrant. During urination the abdominal muscles are tightening and the injured muscle may cause painful sensation. The other 2 ports are placed in the midline where there is no muscle.

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Last updated Nov 25, 2017

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