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what am i not supposed to do after an appendectomy?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Follow the direction: From your surgeon. Usually no heavy physical labor or heavy exercises for a few weeks. Bathe & shower when ok with your surgeon. Best to eat light foods & drink more liquids early after surgery. Watch for signs of infection such as increasing pain, fever, recurrent vomiting, wound redness or drainage. Do not take narcotic pain medications more than prescribed.
Answered on Aug 31, 2016
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