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I had my appendix removed 9 days ago. My bruising continues to grow and is quite painful. Now extending from hip to hip and still growing. Normal?

I had my appendix removed 9 days ago. My bruising continues to grow and is quite painful. Now extending from hip to hip and still growing. Normal?

Not normal.: It is not unusual to have some bruising after surgery, but it should not be increasing in size 9 days out from your surgery. Usually the pain would be decreasing by this time also. You should call your surgeon right away to be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

Appendix (Definition)

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


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My appendix got removed Saturday and in the last the last 2 days have gotten a huge bruise from my belly button down to my pelvis and it hurts?

My appendix got removed Saturday and in the last the last 2 days have gotten a huge bruise from my belly button down to my pelvis and it hurts?

Exam needed: This extensive ecchymosis and associated postoperative pain is of concern and I feel that the operating surgeon will want to evaluate you for possible infection and/or excessive bleeding. ...Read more

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I had an emergency appendectomy two days ago. The procedure was done laparoscopically. I just found a very large bruise on my penis....Is this norm?

I had an emergency appendectomy two days ago. The procedure was done laparoscopically. I just found a very large bruise on my penis....Is this norm?

No: Blood from one of the trocar sites may be moving down to the region of the penis. Not normal but can happen on occasion. A small amount of blood under the skin can make give the appearance of a large bruise. Generally not a reason for concern. I would make an appointment to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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When I had my appendix removed was neg for appedicitis. It was hard, fibrous, and contained lesions. Is this common? What causes this?

When I had my appendix removed was neg for appedicitis. It was hard, fibrous, and contained lesions. Is this common? What causes this?

Normal (sort of): "fibrous obliteration of the appendix" is a common finding in incidentally removed normal appendices; it is of no clinical concern. Not sure what "lesions" refers to, however. ...Read more

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I have just had my appendix removed. Do I need to change my diet until the post-surgery pain improves? Is 'gurgling' or trapped wind common post-op?

I have just had my appendix removed. Do I need to change my diet until the post-surgery pain improves? Is 'gurgling' or trapped wind common post-op?

Very common, post op: Your diet post appendecomy should be soft and bland with slow advancement to a more normal diet. Post surgery 'gas' and 'gurgling' is normal. Surgical removal of the appendix causes the rest of the small/large bowel to act irregular and irritable. This should slowly regain a normal flow pattern. Avoid heavy foods with high bulk. Avoid gas forming foods. Add probiotics, yogurt. Avoid constipation. ...Read more

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How long it take to fully recover from having appendix removed?

How long it take to fully recover from having appendix removed?

48 to 72 hrs.: Recovery depends on status of appendix and whether there was an associated abscess from performation or disease very localized. After this was the procedure done by laparoscopy or by an open surgical procedure.
If there was no abscess and a laparoscopic procedure performed the GI tract will return functionally in 48 hrs. ...Read more

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I got my appendix removed a few months ago. I lied on my couch and laughed, then I got a pain in my right side. And it is still paining?

I got my appendix removed a few months ago. I lied on my couch and laughed, then I got a pain in my right side. And it is still paining?

Persistant abdominal: Pain in a female should be evaluated to exclude other potentially serious conditions than appendicitis. Go to see a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed on May 31, on June 1 I started my menstral and instead of my normal 7 days it last 9. now I'm 8 days late on this menstral?

I had my appendix removed on May 31, on June 1 I started my menstral and instead of my normal 7 days it last 9. now I'm 8 days late on this menstral?

Any significant: TRAUMA can affect your menstrual cycle...heavier flow and irregularity NOT uncommon! Give yourself a few months to re-normalize! I am assuming PREGNANCY NOT A FACTOR if it IS...do a pregnancy test NOW!
(you are over a week late)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have air coming out and the end of me peeing I just got my appendix removed and might of had a catherder in my ureathra? Worried.

Time for visit: If you see bubbles in your pee, then air must have got into your bladder or urethra somehow. You need to get seen by your surgeons and sort out the source. ...Read more

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My son had his appendix removed laproscopicly on June 20th 2017 since his cooperation he has lost weight he has gone from 115 lbs to 98 lbs. Normal?

My son had his appendix removed laproscopicly on June 20th 2017 since his cooperation he has lost weight he has gone from 115 lbs to 98 lbs. Normal?

I don't think so.: He should have gained back a good bit of his weight by now. If his appetite has decreased then there is a reason why. An occult infection or inflammation would be a consideration, although being so far out from his surgery would make this less likely. He should have further evaluation by his primary care physician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What could be the complications of inflamed subhepatic appendix and inflammed mesoappendix. These were the findingsgot my appendix removed last week.?

What could be the complications of inflamed subhepatic appendix and inflammed mesoappendix. These were the findingsgot my appendix removed last week.?

Appendicitis: Apendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix and often it's surrounding tissues (mesoappendix). A sub hepatic appendix refers to the location of the appendix under the liver. It's usually a normal variation in the position of the appendix. You no longer have the appendix so there is no complications. If your appendix had not been removed, you could have had a ruptured appendix with peritonitis. ...Read more

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My daughter had her appendix removed, how long will her hospital stay be if its uncomplicated?

24 hours: Once the appendix is removed for acute appendicitis, the recovery is quick. There is prompt return of bowel function and diet tolerance. Most patients are discharged how the following day. ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed a week ago and since then my stools have gone from a black tat like substance to yellow to now only mucus is this normal?

I had my appendix removed a week ago and since then my stools have gone from a black tat like substance to yellow to now only mucus is this normal?

Stool change: It appears that you have significant changes in your bowel movements since the surgery. Irritable bowel syndrome, antibiotic induced diarrhea, post op diet changes are some possible causes. Black stools can occur with upper gi tract bleeding, taking iron supplements or peptobismol. See your physician or a gastroenterologist if symptoms persist and inform them of your black stool history. Test stool ...Read more

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My boyfriend had appendix removed a year & a half ago, and he complains of a sore/ itchy scar esp when its cold. Why does it happen, how do we fix it?

My boyfriend had appendix removed a year & a half ago, and he complains of a sore/ itchy scar esp when its cold. Why does it happen, how do we fix it?

Scars: Scars have a reduced blood supply as compared to undamaged skin. Cold exposure reduces the blood supply even further. The result can be pain and/or "itchiness". Various topical medications could be tried including topical steroids like hydrocortisone. The scar could be injected with long acting steroids such as triamcinolone. Its possible the scar needs to be resected (cut out) and restitched. ...Read more

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Hi. My daughter (13) had her appendix removed on April 4th. She had an open appendectomy. She was told not to play sports or dance for two weeks. She went to dance practice last night and felt what she described as a 'pulling' inside and stopped danci

Call her surgeon: Everyone heals at their own rate. She may have needed a little more time to heal. Your daughter made the right decision to stop her activity. Take your daughter back to the surgeon to have her re-evaluated to make sure no damage was done. She may just need to rest a little longer from her surgery. Her surgeon can examine her abdomen and help determine when she can fully return to normal life. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of scars on your stomach after having an appendix removed?

How do you get rid of scars on your stomach after having an appendix removed?

When was surgery: There are silicon scar sheets which, if placed a few weeks after surgery in the remodeling phase, can minimize the appearance of scars. Creams, vitamins not shown to work. ...Read more

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