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3 months ago i had an appendectomy for appendicitis. Wbc had low lymphocytes and high neutrophils. Should i ask for the blood test to be repeated?

3 months ago i had an appendectomy for  appendicitis. Wbc had low lymphocytes and high neutrophils. Should i ask for the blood test to be repeated?

Neutrophils: White blood cells fight infections. There are five kinds of white cells and each specialize in a certain type of infection. Neutrophils fight bacteria and fungus. Your neutrophil count was high because you had appendicitis and that was cured by the appendectomy. Lymphocytes specialize in fighting virus and some bacteria. Chances are you had this tested after your surgery, ask your doctor. ...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


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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. ...Read more

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I had an appendectomy 3 weeks ago. The findings say " acute mucosal appendicitis" what does this mean? What caused it? Thank you

Early appendicitis: means the inflammation is confined to the mucus lining - the inner most layer only as it happens in early stage and later spreads out Means good early diagnosis, and no delay in treatment. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Appendectomy in 2007 appendicitis never showed up in blood or scans my stomach is hurting under right rib cage for months dr doesn't know what to do?

Appendectomy in 2007 appendicitis never showed up in blood or scans my stomach is hurting under right rib cage for months dr doesn't know what to do?

If your doctor: cannot give you explanation or diagnosis for your symptoms, it is time to ask for referral to a specialist. Abdominal pain can be caused by any number of conditions, and it may or may not be related to your previous appendectomy. Ask your doctor for a referral to a gi specialist. ...Read more

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Do surgeons reattach a mobilised ascending colon after performing an appendectomy for a retroperitoneal appendicitis our is it just left unattached?

Do surgeons reattach a mobilised ascending colon after performing an appendectomy for a retroperitoneal appendicitis our is it just left unattached?

Unattached: Mobilization of the cecum may be required when removing a retrocecal, retroperitoneal appendix, not the entire ascending colon. The only reason to reattach the colon is if the cecum was very floppy and susceptible to volvulus. I would love to know what your follow-up question is? ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


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