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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Emergency Surgery: Appendix ruptures are life and death medical conditions and are treated emergently with surgery. Call 9-1-1, ambulance or take patient to the ER if there is any suspicion that is the case.. ...Read more
Yes in majority: Yes, in general you should feel the pain and other symptoms including fever, nausea etc. However in certain group of people i.e. Small children , or elderly people- symptoms could be not very obvious, or information in regard to the pain and other symptoms many times can't be obtained well. In addition sometimes, the presentation can mimic many other different conditions. ...Read more
Have read that when an appendix ruptures a patient with appendicitis feels better for a while. But for how long?
I had a colostomy reversal about 9 years ago after my appendix ruptured and have now started getting pains like a tightening , contracting type below ?
Possible adhesions: People who have had abdominal surgery can develop scar tissue inside. These usually look like spider webs and can be attached to the bowel and inside abdominal wall or other intra-abdominal tissue. These can cause mild to significant pain. However, there are other potential causes. It would be most appropriate to have this problem evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
My appendix ruptured 9 years ago, now we are trying to conceive and no luck. Could it have caused damage and now i'm infertile? I am 33.
Possibly, keep tryin: You are correct in suggesting that your remote ruptured appy can cause pelvic adhesions and tubal factor infertility. On the other hand, infertility is diagnosed at your age after >12 months of regular (i.e. 3 times weekly) vaginal intercourse without successful conception. If that period has lapsed, see a reproductive endocrinologist infertility specialist with your partner to get resolution! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a 12 year old's appendix ruptured, how long would it take for peritonitis to set in and if unable to get help, how long would the child have left?
Ruptured appendix: Go to ER immediately. Call 911Get a more detailed answer ›