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Appendicitis Complications After Surgery
Of the appendix. It generally starts with plugging of the appendiceal lumen with inflammation building up behind it. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea/vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more
After surgery pathology report came back. Said looked like partially treated acute appendicitis. Wat does that mean?
Bump around the anus to the right side, happened shortly after appendicitis surgery. What could it be?
External hemorrhoid: I suspect this is an external hemorrhoid. These vascular extensions of the local veins often develope in people who are constipated or chronically strain too hard while defecating. Chronic straining places high pressure on the rectal veins, causing these vascular 'balloons'. Narcotic pain medications can cause constipation, causing this problem. Less likely causes would be an infectious agent. ...Read more
Since 1981 after my appendicitis surgery, i used to experience sharp pains occasionally on the spinal cord. Please what should I do?
Check Spine Bones: Sometimes when people have surgery, there can be pressure on your spine bones when you are under anesthesia. This might put them into a position that is not normal for them, possibly pinching nerves or the cushioning discs between the vertebrae. Your doctor should be made aware of this, and may recommend x-rays of your spine. Often there may have been a problem before surgery. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that after people have appendicitis blood iron levels drop? Is this due to blood loss from surgery or another reason? Thank you.
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