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Digestive Problems After Appendectomy Surgery
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
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
Ever since having my gallbladder out, i've been having stomach/digestive problems and mild pain on the right side. Could there be a post-surgery probl?
Possibly: Similar pain after gallbladder surgery may be related to the gallbladder. It really depends how long after surgery it is occurring. If it's within a week, it is probably just post-surgical pain. If it is longer, than stones may be present in the main duct and cause symptoms. You need to speak to your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recurrent shingles with Post-Herpetic Neuralgia between outbreaks? There is a lot more to it but not enough space here.....?
Why get off Valtrex (valacyclovir)?: You said that "every time the Valtrex (valacyclovir) left my system"implying that you stop taking the Valtrex (valacyclovir).Don"t stop taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) and continuously suppress the shingles.No more outbreaks , rashes, or pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a 9 mo old baby that Ive been lifting since 1 day after surgery. Was wondering if this could cause any issues? My appendectomy was 10 days ago.
Check with surgeon: it depend on the baby weight.you are not supposed to lift more than 10 lb on your first week, up-to 25 lb on the second week, then only 20 lb up to four weeks most of the weight restriction will be lifted after the four weeks. That is my routine post op restriction after this kind of surgery.each surgeon has his own references.please check with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've already undergone appendectomy. After the surgery my belly became bigger and i gained weight. Is that natural?
A little pimple popped up right under the appendectomy site about two days ago
the pimple has opened and all i see is surgical thread sticking out from my skin. The surgery was done a year ago.
There is a hard painless mass above an appendectomy incision below my right rib cage. I had the surgery more than 10 years ago. What could it be?
I just had an appendectomy this week . By the time i got into surgery it was ruptured . My abdomen is very swolen. How long until back to normal?
Hopefully, ~2 weeks: With ruptured appendicitis, infection has spread from your appendix to the surrounding area if not throughout your belly. You have an ileus, or sluggish bowel function, for a couple to several days. You need to be on broad-spectrum antibiotics for several days. The chances of complication (e.g., abscess, bowel obstruction) are significant. Best case scenario -- back to normal in a couple of weeks. ...Read more
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