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How Long Does It Take To Remove Appendix
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
The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more
Usually, < 1 hour: An experienced general surgeon can perform a laparoscopic appendectomy for nonruptured acute appendicitis in 20 to 40 minutes. If the appendicitis is ruptured, the procedure will probably take longer, 45 to 90 minutes. That said, every patient and operation is unique. ...Read more
How long does it take for energy. Strength get better along with normal bowel movements. Had c diff 62days ago. Appendix removed 4weeks ago?
Weeks-months: Sometimes after a severe illness and/or operation, being easily tired out can happen long after your feeling better - some patients saying it took almost six months. It will come around however, so hang on there and try not to get too discouraged. I know it can be frustrating, but ou should be just fine. Best wishes. ...Read more
48 to 72 hrs.:
Recovery depends on status of appendix and whether there was an associated abscess from performation or disease very localized. After this was the procedure done by laparoscopy or by an open surgical procedure.
If there was no abscess and a laparoscopic procedure performed the GI tract will return functionally in 48 hrs. ...Read more
2 to 6 weeks: It depends on how the appendix was removed. If done laparoscopically, I let patients resume normal activities at two weeks. If done open through a muscle splitting incision, then 1 month. If done through a midline incision, then 6 weeks. Your surgeon will have a very strong opinion about this and you should follow his directions. ...Read more
Acute Appendicitis is a surgical emergency and is never left to heal by itself as it can be dangerous not to operate after the diagnosis is established, the appendix has to be removed and the ost op healing will takle 5to7days if done leparoscopcally the technique used these days
If not operated in time it can rupture and cause an abscess with/without peritonitis/sepsis and can be life threatening ...Read more
Depends: The overall chance of dying (mortality rate) has been reported at 30% from time periods before surgery was an option. So a ruptured appendix was not usually fatal, although clearly one would be very sick for months or years. These data are clearly skewed, since one would have to die and then have an autopsy, so the actually mortality rate is lower. If a patient dies, it could take days to months. ...Read more
How long does it take to recover from appendix removal and intestine being detached from abdominal wall?
Varies: Depends on what you mean as "recovery." Internally the organs return to normal function nearly immediately. But pain medication will slow intestinal activity. Externally the incisions heal in a couple weeks if small laparoscopic surgery was used. Larger incisions may take 4-6 weeks to fully heal. ...Read more
How long does it take for ovarian cyst rupture to cure? Had pelvic ultrasound everything okay I have anxiety I keep thinking chronic appendix
Trust pelvic US: Every woman differs, but usually 6-8 weeks. You might want to temporarily ease off sexual activity until you are pain free. If pain worsens or fever, seek medical attention. Doubt it has connection to appendix even though pain is in same general area. Good luck, heal soon. ...Read more
10-28 days: If uncomplicated, and performed laparoscopically, then the patient should be good to go in about 10 days. If an open procedure was performed, then the recovery will be about 4 weeks. But, every surgeon has their own absolute restrictions, so make sure to clarify this. Good luck. ...Read more
How long will it take for your appendix to start hurting a lot after having the early simptoms of appendicitis?
12-36 hours: Once appendicitis begins, the vague discomfort which usually starts about the umbilicus becomes more severe and targeted to the right lower quadrant in 12-36 hours, usually 12-16 hours. Loss of appetite, nausea, and fever are also common. If this pattern develops you need to get to a medical facility. Good luck. ...Read more
Less recovery time: Recovery time with laparoscopic surgery and limited incision is much less than usual abdominal surgery. Most appendectomies are performed now with laparoscopic surgery, much less invasive than conventional surgery. Incision smaller and blood loss less. Abdomen distended with carbon dioxide for surgery. Some discomfort related to distention. Recovery time may be reduced to less than week. ...Read more
It depends: Some people get better within a few days, others take a few weeks. Everyone is different. ...Read more
How long is it normal for a child wait to go back to school after getting their appendix removed?
It depends: With early appendicitis, a laparoscopic appendectomy, and no complications, the child may be ready to return to school in 3-5 days. With ruptured appendicitis, a still-open wound, or significant complications, it may take several weeks. When the child is tolerating a regular diet, comfortable on at most simple pain meds, and strong enough to walk a good bit and carry a backpack, then return is ok. ...Read more
I've just has my appendix removed by key hole how long before I can return to work lifting 15 kg in a warehouse?
I had appendix removed last Sunday. When I was discharged from hospital Wed dr said not to eat salad. How long until I can eat raw foods?
Today: I have been taking out appendices for over 25 yrs and I've never had a patient have a problem eating salads or any other raw foods afterwards. ...Read more
I had my appendix removed 5 years ago, since having it done I have suffered with loose stools that I can't hold it in for longer than 10'mins there are very urgent and sometimes I barely feel it coming, what could this be?
How long should one wait to exercise their abdominal muscles after getting their appendix removed?
Ask your surgeon: I know that you want a shorter amount of time than the surgeon gave you, but sorry, it's not coming from here. The only person who can tell you that is the person who has been on the inside, your surgeon. The time has to do with the size of the incision, so recovery is quicker with laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, surgery. Most people are back within 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
How long would it take for scar tissue from an open appendix removal take to start causing abdomen pain?
I had my appendix removed by open surgery, the. Appendix was not ruptured. How long will it be until I can carry my school books and bag?
If a 12 year old's appendix ruptured, how long would it take for peritonitis to set in and if unable to get help, how long would the child have left?
Ruptured appendix: Go to ER immediately. Call 911Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a surgery on my right side to remove scar tissue and also ended up with appendix removed. I have 3rd stage COPD. How long before feeling better?
You need to see a lung specialist!
hopefully you will improve quickly.
Useful medications include spiriva, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and daliresp.
Check with your doc asap. ...Read more
What to do if I had my appendix removed last saturday. The doc told me that I should rest. But how long should irest before I can start playing football again?
Call: Your surgeon to get more details but I would think 4-6 weeks before heavy physical activity ...Read more
Can I take a spoon full of mom if I had my appendix removed last Saturday I haven't went to restroom I am taking colace (docusate sodium) but its not helping yet?
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