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Are there fertility complications with appendectomy?

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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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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What are common complications of appendectomy?

What are common complications of appendectomy?

And others: Less common problems can include bleeding, anesthesia related problems, and leak at the colon site where the appendix was removed. These are much less likely than infection after appendectomy. The earlier that appendicitis is diagnosed and treated the less likely you are to have complications from surgery. ...Read more

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Complications from hyst and appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Edges of incision slightly coming apart ?

Complications from hyst and appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Edges of incision slightly coming apart ?

See your surgeon: See or speak with your surgeon as soon as you can. Answer questions as completely as you can. This could be nothing to worry about; but it could be a wound infection, and your surgeon will know when s/he sees you. ...Read more

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After an appendectomy would feeling like you are very hot but actually feeling cold to the touch indicate any possible complications?

After an appendectomy would feeling like you are very hot but actually feeling cold to the touch indicate any possible complications?

Maybe: After illness, feeling normal takes time, so you are not active and your hands and feet feel cool, and the rest of you is warm..One common problem after a ruptured or a gangrenous appendix is an abscess in the abdomen . This will have other symptoms than just feeling hot. Urine and chest infections can follow hospitalisation and surgery, call your surgeon if you feel "off", and get an opinion. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts possible complications after laparoscopic appendectomy?

Are ovarian cysts possible complications after laparoscopic appendectomy?

No: Removal of the appendix does not cause cystic disease if the ovaries, which is very common, and may even come and go over time. ...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 have been having chronic diarhhea for months. It started after I had my appendix out 3 months ago. Could the appendectomy cause the diarhhea?

See your doctor: You had an appendix removed for pain. You have diarrhea for 3 months following appendix removal. You should talk to your doctor and surgeon. You may have diarrhea from the antibiotics you received. You may need treatment. Your doctor will want to see you. This can be treated. ...Read more

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I went from 125 pounds to 113 in a week due to my lap. Appendectomy. How do I gain all my weight back so i'm not severely unhealthy ? I'm 5'11 .

I went from 125 pounds to 113 in a week due to my lap. Appendectomy. How do I gain all my weight back so i'm not severely unhealthy ? I'm 5'11 .

Patience: Physicians are always surprised by this question. There is nothing wrong with you. And one would never ever want to force or add burden to a healing body. Time and returning to normal is how this will happen, please be patient with your body. Take care of yourself. Do not eat unhealthily just to feel that you are making a normal process go faster. ...Read more

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I had open appendectomy I 2 weeks ago. I've stopped liking all the foods I used to like.I've gone off coffee, chocolate and almost all my favourites?

Possibly medicatIons: Many of the medication we provide around the time of surgery can impact appetite and food taste including antibiotics and narcotic pain medications. Give it time, your appetite and taste for food will return. ...Read more

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I had appendectomy my scar came open what do I do?

I had appendectomy my scar came open what do I do?

See Your Surgeon: Wound openings and wound infections are not uncommon with appendectomies. Wounds opening up may do so because of many reasons primarily due to infection, non-healing, or more serious issues. Please see your surgeon promptly for evaluation. ...Read more

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How long will my bloating from appendectomy take to go away?

Few days: Laparoscopic surgery uses gas to see. Abdominal bloating resolves over a few days. Ileus also can cause bloating. Eat small amounts at first and drink more liquids. Warm heating pad can help a little. ...Read more

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About to shower for the first time after my appendectomy. Do put new bandages on the stitches (dissolvable)? It was laparascopic.

About to shower for the first time after my appendectomy. Do put new bandages on the stitches (dissolvable)? It was laparascopic.

Follow the Rules: Customs vary quite a bit amongst surgeons with respect to how they advise their patients to care for wounds postop. I use "super glue" over absorbable suture w/o any dressing; my patients can shower the day after surgery. If your surgeon made no mention of using a dressing after showering, you are probably "good-to-go", but it's no harm to ask his/her office. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a appendectomy & they told me that they didn't find appendicitis but my appendix was white & a little bigger than normal. Is that normal ?

I had a appendectomy & they told me that they didn't find appendicitis but my appendix was white & a little bigger than normal. Is that normal ?

Well you must have : You must have had symptoms of appendicitis. So ask the doctor what did the radiologist diagnose. And also what did the pathologist say. This is how you will know the final diagnosis ...Read more

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Had a lap appendectomy 5 1/2 weeks ago. When can I go back to my high intensity interval training? I'm in good health. Not over weight, I feel lazy.

Had a lap appendectomy 5 1/2 weeks ago. When can I go back to my high intensity interval training? I'm in good health. Not over weight, I feel lazy.

Varies: It is best to ask your own surgeon, as different doctors have differing recommendations. As long as you are well and without complications, I recommend my patients to start to return to normal activities and exercises about 2 weeks after uncomplicated laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more