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Are There Fertility Complications With Appendectomy
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Of asthma, pneumonia, and appendectomy patients, are appendectomy patients likely to have the least number of other complications?
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
ShouldHaveLittleFX: Having an appendectomy should have no effect on one's ability to get pregnant. It was believed that ruptured appendicitis could lead to scarring in the fallopian tubes, leading to sterility. However, more recent studies suggest that this risk was overstated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
General Surgery: Appendectomy is one of the most common operations performed by a general surgeon. The traditional operation involves making a 1"-3" incision in the right lower abdomen; this operation can also be performed via laparoscopy using 3 small incisions. Either way, the surgery requires general anesthesia, and the appendix is permanently removed along with it's adjacent blood supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical procedure: Appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix, a small organ attached to the right colon. When the appendix goes bad, the best more durable treatment to avoid serious health disruption is an appendectomy, which can be done with traditional open surgery or with a laprascopic approach. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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