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What are soft foods that an adult can eat after having an appendectomy and colectomy?

What are soft foods that an adult can eat after having an appendectomy and colectomy?

Best to ask: your surgeon!!!!. Not sure how far out from your surgery you are and why the bowel resection was done, and how the repair was made. All of these will determine an appropriate answer to your question. Your surgeon should have given you a recommended diet. If not call their office and get one!! ...Read more

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 quickly can I run after an appendectomy?

How quickly can I run after an appendectomy?

It depends: If the appendectomy was done laparoscopically, a motivated patient can get back to vigorous activity in 5 to 10 days. If done openly, it might be a month or more. Listen to your body -- if you start to run, and it hurts, your body is saying it's too soon. If it doesn't hurt, go ahead. The best person to ask would be the surgeon who did the operation. ...Read more

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Are there fertility complications with appendectomy?

Usually not: However, if the appendix has ruptured, it is possible that scar tissue can form inside the abdomen from the presence of infectious material. If the scarring involves the fallopian tubes, fertility may be impacted. ...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. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in upper outer thigh after appendectomy?

What could cause pain in upper outer thigh after appendectomy?

Meralgia: Possibly, surgical positioning, or laying on your side postoperatively, may have compressed a sensory nerve, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. (meralgia paresthetica). This may well reverse over a few weeks. Other possibilities maybe hip, low back issues, etc. Often a simple exam demonstrates what has occurred. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have four incisions for an appendectomy scope?

Is it normal to have four incisions for an appendectomy scope?

It varies by surgeon: I usually use 3 incisions for laparoscopic appendectomies. However, if the need arises, I have made a 4th incision once in a blue moon. Far more important than the number of incisions is the outcome--i hope all went well. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat pain caused by laproscopic appendectomy?

What can I do to treat pain caused by laproscopic appendectomy?

See surgeon: Pain after surgery is treated with pain medications from your surgeon. Call your surgeon if there are persistent pain issues. ...Read more

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Can an appendectomy be done under local or general anaesthetics?

Can an appendectomy be done under local or general anaesthetics?

General anesthesia: Appendectomy is generally done under general anesthesia. While I have done them under local anesthesia, it is not in the best interest of the patient and surgeon to do so. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Breaux
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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


Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

It can mean removal of part or complete colon with ...Read more