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Why am I having gas pain after appendectomy?

Why am I having gas pain after appendectomy?

Normal: It is normal for the intestines to be bit uncoordinated after an abdominal operation with general anesthesia. This can cause some bloating, and eventually that all has to come out. There is nothing specific related to the appendectomy and "gas". Hope this helps!

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


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How to deal with an abscess after appendectomy symptoms?

How to deal with an abscess after appendectomy symptoms?

Abcess: These can usually be handled without surgery and be drained by a radiologist under cat scan or ultrasound guidance. Once better, you may need your appendix out, but not for certain.

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What does a post appendectomy abscess feel like?

What does a post appendectomy abscess feel like?

RLQ pain: When an abscess forms after an appendectomy it usually causes continued pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. The pain can be in the midline or even a bit to the left depending on the abscess location. There is usually tenderness to palpation, fever and an elevated WBC count. A ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis is the best diagnostic test.

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Abscess pain post appendectomy laparoscopy, what to do?

Abscess pain post appendectomy laparoscopy, what to do?

See your surgeon!: If you have an abscess, it must be drained. If it has been drained, and you are having pain from the drain, that will improve as the abscess resolves. I am assuming if you know you have an abscess, someone is treating it. Abscesses (an infected fluid collection) are painful, but that usually improves with drainage and antibiotics.

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I had appendectomy on June 22nd then had to go back a few days later was told it was an abscess and they were going to drain ended up on antibiotics for 3 days. 8 days later back with pain 3 'pre days of antibiotics and dilodid and sent home. Still?

I had appendectomy on June 22nd then had to go back a few days later was told it was an abscess and they were going to drain ended up on antibiotics for 3 days. 8 days later back with pain 3 'pre days of antibiotics and dilodid and sent home. Still?

Need abscess drained: I'm assuming abscess because there is little else it can be. I assume a n abdominal and/or MRI have been done and if not that has to be the next step. Once identified an abscess can be drained one of two ways. Radiologists can place a tube through the abdominal wall and under x-ray guidance work it into the abscess and aspirate the contents. Open surgery is still an alternative

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Boy of 6 y: After15d of pain and failed cephalosporin treatment, the diagnosis is appendicitis (esbl) with abcess. An appendectomy is made. Good choice?

Boy of 6 y: After15d of pain and failed cephalosporin treatment, the diagnosis is appendicitis (esbl) with abcess. An appendectomy is made. Good choice?

Potentially: If the diagnosis turns out correct, then appendicitis with an abscess is typically treated by appendectomy. Time will tell ultimately if is correct based upon the findings in surgery. I would discuss with the surgeon any concerns. A ct scan abdomen and pelvis would likely show that finding as well if it is correct.

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Had an appendectomy, but am currently experiencing the same symptoms as during my appendicitis. Not sure what to do.

Had an appendectomy, but am currently experiencing the same symptoms as during my appendicitis. Not sure what to do.

See your surgeon....: Was your surgery recent? Pains or illness after surgery, especially after what was likely an emergency surgery for you, needs to be addressed by your surgeon. Contact your surgeon to ask questions & make an appointment for evaluation. However, if the surgery was more than several months ago, then see your primary doctor or go to an er to be evaluated.

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What are some normal symptoms after having an appendectomy?

None: Most patients have no residual symptoms after a 'routine' appendectomy. Post surgical symptoms, if any, are more likely to occur after 'complicated' appendicitis, such as with perforations of the appendix.

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I had laparoscopic appendectomy 2 weeks ago. The last 24 hours been feeling slight appendicitis symptoms. Is this possible. Should I worry?

Post-op pain: Definitely call your surgeon for a recheck and reevaluation. Do not ignore these symptoms: may be normal post-op pain; however, worth checking asap.

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I had an appendectomy 1 wk ago. Tonight I've had sudden onset nausea, feeling cold and clammy. Taken maxolon to control symptoms. Should I be worried?

Probably ok: If its only a single episode, and you're able to stay hydrated, you should be fine. If you're running fevers, and/or not passing gas, and/or vomiting, you need to call your surgeon. These can be signs of ileus, and/or abscess. Hope this helps!

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I have post appendectomy fluid in abdomen, it got inflamed after antibiotics treatment, everything was fine, I'm experiencing mild symptoms again advic?

I have post appendectomy fluid in abdomen, it got inflamed after antibiotics treatment, everything was fine, I'm experiencing mild symptoms again advic?

Could be abscess: It is unusual to develop fluid after a straightforward appendectomy but it can happen. The fluid should be drained with a needle under ct or ultrasound guidance to make sure it is all removed.

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On/off stomach discomfort for 1 week. No other symptoms. Regular BMs. Could adhesions from appendectomy 20 years be causing this?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Possible, but...: The reported hurting may be related to occasional post-appendectomy adhesion, but yet to be verified by assessing detailed history + timely physical finding + possible testing as needed as described in How to Handle Sickness on http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Besides the likelihood to have some disorders from regional muscles, joints, or nerves should be evaluated. Best wish to health.

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Had appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Now having upper outer thigh pain. Two painful lumps. Ultrasound was done. Doc said lipoma. Is sudden pain A symptom?

Here are some...: Which thigh do you have pain? How has it begun, evolved thus far? In a clinical profile 3 weeks after appendectomy, it is still reasonable to consider if such pain is procedure- or disease-related. Seeing lipoma in groins on ultrasound is common. So, ask and work withe the surgeon for individual detail timely.

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Hi, I had my laparoscopic appendicectomy after acute appendicitis with pelvic absces, today I have a frequent urination, is it normal? Please

Hi, I had my laparoscopic appendicectomy after acute appendicitis with pelvic absces, today I have a frequent urination, is it normal? Please

Recurrent Abscess?: Abscesses can redevelop if inadequately drained during the initial procedure. If an abscess develops adjacent to the bladder, patients will frequently complain of dysuria (pain with urination), frequency or urgency with urination. Follow up with your surgeon. They may want to obtain a repeat CT scan

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more