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Had an appendectomy two weeks ago. Just started to have lower right abdominal pain along with nausea and low appetite.

Had an appendectomy two weeks ago. Just started to have lower right abdominal pain along with nausea and low appetite.

See a doctor: Your pain could be related to the PCOS, or menstrual cycle pain, or adhesion formation after surgery. However, 2 weeks after surgery another possibility is an abscess formation. Typically they form 7-10 days after surgery. It's not uncommon, and needs to be treated promptly. See your surgeon to make sure nothing further needs to be done. ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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I had a lap appendectomy 1week ago. Abdominal pain worsened 3 days ago. I have a lot of nausea dizziness. I have been lifting my 25lb baby. Ab swellin ?

I had a lap appendectomy 1week ago. Abdominal pain worsened 3 days ago. I have a lot of nausea dizziness. I have been lifting my 25lb baby. Ab swellin
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Be checked. : You may have just done too much but to be safe you should see your surgeon and get checked. There is always the possibility of a leak from the appendix stump, abscess formation, post-op ileus, or other complications, so be safe and get checked. ...Read more

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15 days after an appendectomy, my 4 yr old son starts having intermittent abdominal pain around belly button w/ low grade fever. What to do?

Mgt: I would suggest monitoring his temperature and letting your PCP know about any fever, vomiting or worsening pain. It may be an infection related or unrelated to the surgery. If there is acute worsening, please see the ED right away. The scar should now be healed and dry. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks post laparoscopic appendectomy, returned to work after 3 weeks, but still suffering from abdominal pain and and swelling.

I'm 10 weeks post laparoscopic appendectomy, returned to work after 3 weeks, but still suffering from abdominal pain and and swelling.

Return to surgeon...: Returning to the surgeon for evaluation & counseling is the most reasonable thing to follow at this time, although someone online may guess the possibility of having delayed infection, small entrapped hernia to lap opening, or undue adhesion, etc. To have the related things for good care done correctly, please follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Lap appendectomy 3 days ago. Still cannot get out or in bed by herself because of abdominal pain. Is this normal? Cough/laugh causes excruciating pain

Lap appendectomy 3 days ago. Still cannot get out or in bed by herself because of abdominal pain. Is this normal? Cough/laugh causes excruciating pain

Should not: Be that painful at this time. I would most definitely discuss with your surgeon and have him/her examine you and see fi you have had a complication such as an abscess, which needs to be treated. ...Read more

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I had an appendectomy done 3wks ago laparascopic, but i recently started getting rt abdominal pain and left shoulder pain.Also bloating.Is it normal?

I had an appendectomy done 3wks ago laparascopic, but i recently started getting rt abdominal pain and left shoulder pain.Also bloating.Is it normal?

No: This may be indicative of persistent inflammation which should be resolving. You should contact your physician who may perform additional evaluation or testing. ...Read more

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I have had an appendectomy. Having right lower abdominal pain, nausea, dry heaves and lowgrade fever what could it be?

Depends: How long ago was your surgery? If it was less than about 6-8 weeks ago, then contact your surgeon for evaluation to be sure an infection or abscess has not formed. If the surgery was a longer time ago, then there may be other possibilities & you would need to see your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Severe lower left abdominal pain. Have had hysterectomy, appendectomy, ct, colonoscopy. No answers. Pain is intermittent w/no pattern/trigger. Ideas?

IBD: You may have ibd if all those studies are negative. If so, then treatment with metamucil or its equivalent, should relieve your symptoms. Another cause could be pelvic adhesions. You should see a surgeon, a diagnostic laparoscopy may be in order depending on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Lister
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Removal Of Appendix (Definition)

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more