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How Long After Getting A Laparoscopic Appendectomy Can I Return To Work
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
Depends on the work: If my patients do heavy work, like construction or warehousing, I restrict them for about 2-4 weeks. If they do supervisory, office or professional type work, they may return to work when they feel well. On average this is about a week or two. ...Read more
How long should I plan on taking time off from work to help my husband after his laparoscopic appendectomy? He's also diabetic...
7-10 days: Should recover quickly, barring infection or complications. ...Read more
How long after a laparoscopic appendectomy can a 38 year old male firefighter return to full duty?
Within 2weeks: Laproscopic incisions normally heal within 2weeks to resume normal duty. ...Read more
Days-to-week (s): Following laparoscopic appendectomy, the recovery is primarily dependent on the severity of the appendicitis rather than the postoperative pain from surgery. Most people are home from the hospital in a day, feeling well enough to return to work in about a week, and back to full activities within 2 weeks. ...Read more
2-4 weeks: Severe pain usually resolves after 72 hours. Soreness can last 2-4 weeks. Activity and lifting restrictions can vary depending on the surgeon but usually last for 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
1 to 2 weeks: If it is routine (not ruptured and no complications) usually 1 or 2 days in the hospital. Most people can return to desk jobs in a week, to most activities in 2 weeks. Contact sports or very heavy lifting may require three weeks. ...Read more
How long would you recommend waiting to snowboard after laparoscopic appendectomy? It's been 2 weeks and there is no pain.
Discuss this with your Surgeon
If you want to be 100% safe wait till JULY ...Read more
I had a laparoscopic appendectomy 6 weeks ago and travel abroad 10 days later for a 3 week course. I returned home 10 days ago. Fatigue is persistent and not clearing. Should I give it more time or should I consult a medical practitioner?
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An uneventiful lap appendectomy should not have an lingering abdominal bloating after 24 hours. But for you, it is good idea to ask your surgeon who should have much better understanding about your intraoperative finding and postoperative expectation.
For now, if unbearable, seek urgent care by following suggestion in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Best wish to recovery. ...Read more
Had unprotected sex on the 2nd day of my period. Will I get pregnant? I had laparoscopic appendectomy 2 months ago dr. Said I can't get pregnant.
No: Your doctor was correct. In general, you are very unlikely to get pregnant while on your period. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had a laparoscopic appendectomy for my appendicitis in early october of 2017, I have healed very well but I have noticed that after I have a bowel movement I get a sharp pain on my lower right side where my appendix was.
How long do I have to wait after a laparoscopic appendectomy before exercising like running, push ups, sit ups etc.
Had laparoscopic appendectomy a little over 2 weeks ago. Was healing fine all last week (back at work no pain/ meds) this week experiencing discomfort where appendix used to live, radiating up the right side to the rib cage. No fever, concerned?
Would I experience any problems if I travel by plane nearly 6 weeks after my laparoscopic appendectomy?
At six weeks,: You should be normal, and plane ride should not be a problem. But consult your surgeon just to make sure. ...Read more
Infection: Superficial post surgical pocket of infection. Discuss with your doctor ...Read more
It has been 2 wks since my laparoscopic appendectomy and I just started experiencing sharp pain where my appendix was. Is this normal?
Follow up: See your surgeon to chck you to R/O adhesion, obstraction/infection. ...Read more
I had a laparoscopic appendectomy a little over a week ago. My naval incision is lined with a white line (pus?). I am traveling in asia, any advice?
Appendectomy: Watch for pain, redness around the incision, temperature over 100.4 f, and increased drainage. If any of these occur you must be seen locally. If not you may be able to wait until you return, but err on the side of being over-cautious: if in doubt see a doctor locally asap. ...Read more
No: Never heard of such.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a laparoscopic appendectomy one month and a week ago and I feel a lump on one of my incision. Is that normal?
Lump in an incision: The lump under your incisions after a surgical procedure are called a healing ridge. It is a collection of tissue that is part of the normal healing process. It will usually soften over the next 4-6 months. If it is painful, reddened, draining any fluid, or has a persistent mass, contact your surgeon. ...Read more
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
It's been 3 weeks since my laparoscopic appendectomy, and I just had a small amount of blood in my stool. Is this normal?
Blood in the stool is not a normal thing.
You need to discuss this with your DR. ...Read more
I had laparoscopic appendectomy 2 weeks ago. The last 24 hours been feeling slight appendicitis symptoms. Is this possible. Should I worry?
Post-op pain: Definitely call your surgeon for a recheck and reevaluation. Do not ignore these symptoms: may be normal post-op pain; however, worth checking asap. ...Read more
I'm a 35 y/o firefighter. I'm in good shape, had a laparoscopic appendectomy 10 days ago. How soon to go back to full duty? What's heavy lifting?
6 weeks: Is the usual time to full duty. Heavy lifting is anything over 10 pounds. ...Read more
Almost every thing: Progressively, about this time in uncomplicated case, but best person to advise you is your surgeon, as each has individual preferences. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more
I feel pain in my bladder when it's full or when I cough. I got this since my laparoscopic appendectomy nearly 3 weeks ago. Please help!
Please call the doc: Who did your surgery you are still in the immediate pst op period and you need to be checked that doc knows you and exactly what was done at surgery that? Cannot be answered here, call that doc tonight, that doc should be on call 24/7 or have someone covering for your doc. ...Read more
Hello my husband has had a laparoscopic appendectomy nearly 3 weeks ago his surgeon told him to go back for post op in 4-6weeks is this correct?
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