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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

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 more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


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After appendicitis surgery, how long to carry heavy objects?

After appendicitis surgery, how long to carry heavy objects?

Depends: If it was a laparoscopic procedure, you can likely return to normal, unlimited activity as soon as you are comfortable. An open appendectomy will require about 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Took oxycodone for my appendicitis surgery, will i be okay?

Took oxycodone for my appendicitis surgery, will i be okay?

Yes: It is common to have opiate prescribed for post operative pain. If you use is as prescribed, you should be okay. If you have further questions, please discuss it with your prescribing doctors. ...Read more

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What can I do after appendicitis surgery?

Depends: Laparoscopic surgery? Usually can gradually return to normal eating as you feel better over a few days. No heavy lifting or heavy exercise until released by your surgeon. Walking is good & stairs fine. Shower or swimming when ok by your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long is appendicitis surgery recovery?

If uncomplicated : You could be back on your feet in a couple of weeks if it was done laparoscopically ...Read more

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Which types of excercise can I do after appendicitis surgery?

Wait: Wait for 4-6 weeks after surgery, then can do normal exercises. But must ask your surgeon for their direction as to when you can do all normal exercises again. Once you are fully healed there are no activity restrictions. ...Read more

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How soon can someone/go back to work after appendicitis surgery?

Depends: Depends on what you do for a living, and how it was removed. Laproscopic or open. ...Read more

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How long could bloating reduced from appendicitis surgery?

How long could bloating reduced from appendicitis surgery?

2-6 weeks: Depends on a number of factors but in general most issues have resolved by 4 weeks. If getting worse instead of better, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Bump around the anus to the right side, happened shortly after appendicitis surgery. What could it be?

Bump around the anus to the right side, happened shortly after appendicitis surgery. What could it be?

External hemorrhoid: I suspect this is an external hemorrhoid. These vascular extensions of the local veins often develope in people who are constipated or chronically strain too hard while defecating. Chronic straining places high pressure on the rectal veins, causing these vascular 'balloons'. Narcotic pain medications can cause constipation, causing this problem. Less likely causes would be an infectious agent. ...Read more

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Since 1981 after my appendicitis surgery, i used to experience sharp pains occasionally on the spinal cord. Please what should I do?

Since 1981 after my appendicitis surgery, i used to experience  sharp pains occasionally on the spinal cord. Please what should I do?

Check Spine Bones: Sometimes when people have surgery, there can be pressure on your spine bones when you are under anesthesia. This might put them into a position that is not normal for them, possibly pinching nerves or the cushioning discs between the vertebrae. Your doctor should be made aware of this, and may recommend x-rays of your spine. Often there may have been a problem before surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Breaux
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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