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Doctor insights on: Appendicitis Complications After Surgery

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more


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How did people cure appendicitis without surgery?

How did people cure appendicitis without surgery?

Diet and prayer: Excellent question! appendicitis was only first described in 1886. Since then we've done a remarkably good job of teaching people about appendectomy. In truth most people with appendicitis probably got better on their own. For more look at my website. www.appendicitis.pro. ...Read more

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What did people do to cure appendicitis in the past before surgery?

There are isolated: Reports of successful antibiotic treatment for acute appendicitis. These are usually in children, or for perforated appendicitis, or come from other countries. Historically, appendicitis caused many deaths before surgical treatment became available. Also, before accurate ct imaging became available, many cases of suspected appendicitis were not really appendicitis, but some other infection. ...Read more

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Took oxycodone for my appendicitis surgery, will i be okay?

Took oxycodone for my appendicitis surgery, will i be okay?

Yes: It is common to have opiate prescribed for post operative pain. If you use is as prescribed, you should be okay. If you have further questions, please discuss it with your prescribing doctors. ...Read more

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What can I do after appendicitis surgery?

Depends: Laparoscopic surgery? Usually can gradually return to normal eating as you feel better over a few days. No heavy lifting or heavy exercise until released by your surgeon. Walking is good & stairs fine. Shower or swimming when ok by your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long is appendicitis surgery recovery?

How long is appendicitis surgery recovery?

If uncomplicated : You could be back on your feet in a couple of weeks if it was done laparoscopically ...Read more

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Which types of excercise can I do after appendicitis surgery?

Wait: Wait for 4-6 weeks after surgery, then can do normal exercises. But must ask your surgeon for their direction as to when you can do all normal exercises again. Once you are fully healed there are no activity restrictions. ...Read more

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How soon can someone/go back to work after appendicitis surgery?

How soon can someone/go back to work after appendicitis surgery?

Depends: Depends on what you do for a living, and how it was removed. Laproscopic or open. ...Read more

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How dangerous is laptroscopy surgery for appendicitis for 20 year old male ?Is it very painful?

How dangerous is laptroscopy surgery for appendicitis for 20 year old male ?Is it very painful?

Not dangerous: In the right hands. As you might have read in the new york times, a surgeons skill is far more imoortant than the procedure itself. Go ahead. ...Read more

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Does appendicitis always require surgery? My sister has the beginning sings of appendicitis, will anti-biotic's fix it?

Does appendicitis always require surgery? My sister has the beginning sings of appendicitis, will anti-biotic's fix it?

Your : Your sister need evaluation by qualified medical personnel. A computer screen is not a substitue for a physical examination. ...Read more

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Do I have to have surgery if I have appendicitis? Is there any other treatment?

Do I have to have surgery if I have appendicitis?  Is there any other treatment?

Surgery Best Option: Studies show that some people with acute appendicitis may be treated with antibiotics alone. However, most will progress to rupture (and worse) without surgery. Until we can predict who can avoid surgery, the safest choice is to proceed with surgery for all. Thankfully, this can often be done via minimally invasive surgery, a short recovery, and minimal pain. ...Read more

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Why I still have fever after my appendicitis surgery?

Many causes: From pulmonary to residual intra-abdominal infection.
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After appendicitis surgery, how long to carry heavy objects?

Depends: If it was a laparoscopic procedure, you can likely return to normal, unlimited activity as soon as you are comfortable. An open appendectomy will require about 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of appendicitis after partial colectomy surgery?

Evaluation: Many things can go on: abscess, tumor, obstruction, hernia, bowel inflammation, etc. Best is to be evaluated by your surgeon or er. ...Read more

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In a teenage girl with appendicitis..How long can she wait to have surgery ?

In a teenage girl with appendicitis..How long can she wait to have surgery ?

Not at all: A true appendicitis can rapidly get worse and rupture and cause a worse condition known as peritonitis. She cold die! she needs to be seen. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis be completely treated without surgery that is with anti-biotics?

Yes and no.: Some studies state that in selected patients you can get by without surgery. I have tried this and it has worked in carefully selected patients. I, however, do not like this approach. I think it is dangerous. The reason it is being done is to prevent surgery. Well the treatment of a surgical disease is surgery. Appendicitis, as far as I am concerned is a surgical disease. ...Read more

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After surgery pathology report came back. Said looked like partially treated acute appendicitis. Wat does that mean?

Patient is OK : The mainstay of therapy remains appendectomy. The details of the path report suggest that the pathologists see features possible consistent with the effect of antibiotics . There is no cause for alarm. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with subacute appendicitis. My Dr. wants to monitor me rather than surgery; should I seek a 2nd opinion?

Alternative diagnos?: Answering your question is complex. Use HealthTap Prime as there's not enough space in this format (400 characters) to give adequate explanation. How long has "subacute" symptoms been going on? Is that consistent with diagnosis? Are there OTHER SYMPTOMS or DIAGNOSES that haven't been taken into account? Ultimately, you have a right to a 2nd opinion, but take a REASONABLE decision NOT EMOTIONAL one ...Read more

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How long could bloating reduced from appendicitis surgery?

How long could bloating reduced from appendicitis surgery?

2-6 weeks: Depends on a number of factors but in general most issues have resolved by 4 weeks. If getting worse instead of better, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis make your period be late after surgery?

Maybe: The stress of a major illness and surgery to remove the appendix due to aooendicitis could result in menstrual cycle temporary irregularity. ...Read more