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How Long Does An Appendicitis Surgery Take
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
Of the appendix. It generally starts with plugging of the appendiceal lumen with inflammation building up behind it. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea/vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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