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Could discomfort after perianal abscess surgery remain one year?

Could discomfort after perianal abscess surgery remain one year?

Not usually: I suggest you see your surgeon, and discuss your discomfort. That's a bit long to still be uncomfortable, though that is a broad term. Call your surgeon and make an appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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Which surgery hurts more? Gallbladder removal or hernia

Which surgery hurts more? Gallbladder removal or hernia

Varies: Each person is different & depends if you are asking about open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery may have less pain than an open inguinal or open ventral hernia. Highly variable from one person to another. ...Read more

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How long after laparoscopic abdominal surgery should/must bowel movements reoccur?

How long after laparoscopic abdominal surgery should/must bowel movements reoccur?

BM: You should have a bowel movement by three days after laparoscopy. If you have not had a bowel movement, call your surgeon. :) ...Read more

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Had acute appendicitis w abscess, eventually surgery to remove appendix. Felt good, but 4 months after surgery have swollen pelvis/abdomen & achy why?

Had acute appendicitis w abscess, eventually surgery to remove appendix.  Felt good, but 4 months after surgery have swollen pelvis/abdomen & achy why?

Nonspecific : These symptoms are not specific to anything wrong related to the appendectomy, nor do they sound specific to something dangerous. If it gets worse or continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Appendix recovery time after surgery?

Appendix recovery time after surgery?

2-4 weeks: It depends on how bad the inflammation was, laparoscopic or not?, how long you waited prior to surgery . Whether there was perf or not? Still, in most cases you will go home in 1 -2 days, be in pain the first week, sore the second and then return to activities the 3rd or 4th week. I know a surgeon who had it out and was back at work the next day. Depends on how u deal with pain. ...Read more

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Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

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Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad. ...Read more

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Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

Unusual: Should see and ask your surgeon. Fluid intraperitoneally may just be from fluid (irrigation) used during surgery . But other possibilities include bile leak or bleeding or pancreatitis, if you are not improving, get followup and find out what the ascites is and why you have it- underlying liver disease , heart failure etc. ...Read more

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After bowel obstruction surgery, can it reoccur?

After bowel obstruction surgery, can it reoccur?

Yes: you are freeing up a 'KNOWN' obstruction and then, in a sense, reshuffling the deck. the hope is that another one does not occur of ran other 50 years ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 4 months ago (4 incisions). Now i'm having intense pain in the bellybutton incision site. Normal?

No: Pain this far out from your surgery could indicate that something is wrong. I would advise been reevaluated by your primary care doctor and/or surgeon. ...Read more

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Should antibiotics be given after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst?

Should antibiotics be given after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst?

Not routinely: The surgery / recovery usually go fine without antibiotics. ...Read more

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Laparscopic ovarian cysts surgery & incision drainage, what to do?

Laparscopic ovarian cysts surgery & incision drainage, what to do?

Call your surgeon: Wash the incision with an anti-bacterial soap such as hibiclens or phisoderm. Irrigate hydrogen peroxide over a 4 x 4 gauze and most importantly call your surgeon so he/she can evaluate the wound for any possible infection or loss of integrity. ...Read more

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What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

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Incisional pain: Usually pain around incision and right upper abdomen pain. Also pain in right shoulder/upper arm region ( this related to the gas we put in abd for lap chole surgery). In general pain should get better in days. If not then contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

Depends: The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck. All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly i had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly i had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

In : In general, for uncomplicated surgeries, it is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks prior to lifting anything heavier that a gallon of milk. This is because the tensile strength of a wound is relatively stable at this point. After this, a slow return to normal pre-surgery activity should ensue. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I'm having laproscopic surgery for gall bladder removal, will my wounds be glued or stitched?

I'm having laproscopic surgery for gall bladder removal, will my wounds be glued or stitched?

Ask your surgeon: After any surgery, wounds can be closed with suture or staples. Even with 'glue', there are typically sutures under the skin. ...Read more

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Chest pain after laproscopic appendix surgery. How long does this last?

Chest pain: Is unusual after this type of surgery, although shoulder pain frequently occurs from the co2 gas used during laparoscopy. Consult your surgeon immediately to make sure that this pain is not coming from your heart or lungs. ...Read more

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How long should i wait to run after appendix surgery?

How long should i wait to run after appendix surgery?

Post op: Depends on your surgeons preference. Most say 4-6 weeks before strenuous physical activity. Better ask the surgeon for sure though ...Read more

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Can I masturbate after appendix surgery? I was in the surgery 6 days ago

Can I masturbate after appendix surgery?
I was in the surgery 6 days ago

Appendectomy: I would 4-6 weeks for the scar to heal properly before you engage in masturbation ...Read more

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I have constipation after appendix surgery?

Most likely: Due to pain meds and relative immobility. Walk alot rather than layiong around, cut back on pain meds and use an anti inflammatory such as Motrin instead of a narcotic for pain. Drink 80-100oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. ...Read more

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How bad is appendix surgery?

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How bad is appendix surgery?

Depends: If your appendix is not ruptured, you should be able to go home the next day. If ruptured, you will likely require multiple days of IV antibiotics and days in the hospital. Some patients, if done laparoscopically and their appendix is not ruptured, can go home the same day. ...Read more

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Is appendix surgery dangerous?

No.: An appendectomy is one of the most common and straightforward operations performed by general surgeons. The risk of surgery is primarily related to the overall health of the patient. With acute appendicitis, the appendix, by definition, is "infected". Therefore, most complications are related to one's response to infection. Most people are home in a day-or-two and back to normal in a few wks. ...Read more

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What can I expect from appendix surgery?

Get well and go home: Appendix surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgery , considered relatively low risk surgery , that will prevent catastrophic complications . You will have slight pain for couple of days, with early diagnosis and laparoscopic surgery you will go home next day ( most of the time ) ...Read more

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I supposedly have an intussuscepted appendix. Surgery has been offered, but i don't know what to do. Any recommendation?

Surgery: Intussusception in adults may be caused by a tumor (e.g. Tumor at the tip of the appendix acts as a lead point that causes it to intussuscept). No surgery is without a risk, but if there are no contraindications to surgery with general anesthesia, it is an indicated procedure in this case. The tumor, if present, may be too small to be detected by imaging studies. ...Read more

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After appendix surgery, doing intance activities could you develope having hernia? How can you tell if you have hernia or not?

After appendix surgery, doing intance activities could you develope having hernia?  How can you tell if you have hernia or not?

Doing too much : If you lift heavy things, cough a lot, do too much exercise before you're healed, it can cause a hernia. It would be a bulge at an incision which changes size, ie gets bigger with effort then smaller when you relax. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before going back to the gym after an appendix surgery? It was an open surgery, 4.5 cm incision. I'm 25 yo.

A few weeks: Wounds in healthy people reach 70-80% of full healed strength in about a month. Thus traditional advice is one month before engaging in strenuous muscular activity. Cardio activity may be ok earlier. Some appendectomy incisions created in a manner designed to protect muscles & may speed recovery. Check with your Doc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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After appendix surgery, and you are an athlete, you start instance training after 5 weeks, could their be some damage in the stomach?

After appendix surgery, and you are an athlete, you start instance training  after 5 weeks, could their be some damage in the stomach?

No: The large intestine site of the appendix, is healed by then and no strenuous activities would affect the remaining healing process. ...Read more

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I have a 3.3 x 2.3 x 2.4 CM cyst on the tip of my appendix. Surgery is scheduled this week. Is there any chance that this is not cancer?

I have a 3.3 x 2.3 x 2.4 CM cyst on the tip of my appendix.  Surgery is scheduled this week.  Is there any chance that this is not cancer?

Yes: There are several lesions that are benign, mucocele, carcinoid tumor, granuloma from infection, & xanthogranulomatous appendicitis. Adenocarcinoma of appendix occurs infrequently. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can we eat eggs after appendix surgery?

Yes, usually fine: Eating eggs is totally permissible for those that do not have an appendix, if it was removed for acute appendicitis. On rare occasion, undiagnosed intolerance or allergy to eggs can result in a misdiagnosis of appendicitis. In this case, the symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea) will persist after appendectomy, since the allergy is in the intestinal tract. If this is the case, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Pain around the penis area 2 weeks after appendix surgery ! is this normal ?

Pain around the penis area 2 weeks after appendix surgery ! is this normal ?

Not usually: Penile pain after an appendectomy is not common. If you had a foley catheter during the procedure, you may have some irritation from that . A urinary tract infection is also a possibility. I would recommend a visit with your doctor for a urinalysis. ...Read more

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My husband had appendix surgery 65 years ago is having severe pain where scar is what could it be?

My husband had appendix surgery 65 years ago is having severe pain where scar is what could it be?

Could be adhesions: After a surgery scar tissues forms. Scar tissue is hard and unforgiving. Years after a surgery these formations can causes severe pain. Treatment is removal of the adhesions but remember this is another surgery so you will end up with more adhesions as the years go on ...Read more

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Its almost 10 days to my laproscopic appendix surgery and i am flying after 3 days is it safe to fly?

Its almost 10 days to my laproscopic appendix surgery and i am flying after 3 days is it safe to fly?

YES: I know of no contraindications against flying after this limited surgery!
AS ALWAYS ...check it with your treating surgeon!

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Hy am 27 years old and my 11 years Child done an appendix surgery and after the surgery Is keepin on vomiting is it normal?

Hy am 27 years old and my 11  years  Child  done an appendix surgery and after the surgery Is keepin on vomiting is it normal?

Missing data: How long ago was the surgery ? Is the kid home or hospitalized ? Any fever ? Have you called the treating surgeon ? You get the most from this site when you provide specific background information that will allow a reasoned response to any question. There is too much missing info here to be precise but it doesn't sound normal, You need to call the treating doc. ...Read more

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I had appendix surgery couple weeks ago, 3 small incisions 2 small and a bigger one, the bigger one bleed a little but no pain what might reason be??

I had appendix surgery couple weeks ago, 3 small incisions 2 small and a bigger one, the bigger one bleed a little but no pain what might reason be??

Seroma: Drainage can be from an infection, seroma, or stitch. If the area is not tender, swollen, on going, or you have fevers, it's unlikely to be infected. IF The trees let me take it should resolve on its own with time.I would call your surgeons office to check in with them. ...Read more

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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


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Abscess (Definition)

Painful swollen ...Read more