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Has Anyone Ever Died From Appendicitis 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 more
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
Depends: Depends on what you do for a living, and how it was removed. Laproscopic or open. ...Read more
From pulmonary to residual intra-abdominal infection.
Consult your surgeon ...Read more
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
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
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
I had laparoscopic appendicitis surgery and since then I feel pain in my bladder when it gets full or when I cough. Why is that? How to heal it?
I had a surgery on november 7th and my game is ondecember 20th. Is one allowed to play sports after 5 weeks of having an appendicitis surgery? Is their any herniacaused?
Depends: Best to call your surgeon for this answer. Also ok to discuss at post op office visit. Generally a laprascopic appendix removal requires 2 weeks of recovery and an open procedure requires 6 weeks. You will probably be ok. Good luck. ...Read more
Had an appendectomy because ct showed appendicitis, went home 3 hours after surgery, I am in very bad pain (meds aren't easing) and now vomiting. Nor?
Hi I am from south india. My sister underwent appendicitis surgery in her first month of pregnancy yesterday. Can this affect her pregnancy?
How long I should avoid contacts with people after laparoscopic appendicitis surgery? The avoidance is because I'm afraid I might get infection
Worrying too much?: Keep the sites clean, dry, ; covered. You're already on post-operative antibiotics. If red ; draining or open, get the wound (s) checked out now. Unless you're talking about intimate contact where the wounds will be contaminated in some way, casual interactions will not place your healing surgical incisions at risk. Get out there ; live life appendix-free. ...Read more
Does "acute mucosal appendicitis" need to be treated with an appendectomy or can it be treated with antibiotics? Chance of reoccurance? If no surgery?
I want my appendix out so I know I will never get appendicitis. What can I do to get an appendectomy?
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