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How long should i wait to resume normal activities after an appendectomy?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Lap or open?: Recovery from an uncomplicated laparoscopic appendectomy is measured in a couple of weeks to normal activity, whereas for open or complicated (e.g. Ruptured) appendectomy, return may take a couple of months. Avoidance of strenuous weight lifting is usually advised for 10-12 weeks after surgery.

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