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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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Appendix (Definition)

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


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How long does it take to remove appendix?

How long does it take to remove appendix?

Less than an hour: On average, an appendectomy can be performed in 30-45 minutes. This is somewhat dependent on the technique (laparoscopic vs. Open), the degree of inflammation (perforation, abscess, etc.), and patient-factors, such as obesity, prior surgery, etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take to remove an appendix laprscopicly?

How long does it take to remove an appendix laprscopicly?

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

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How long does it take for energy. Strength get better along with normal bowel movements. Had c diff 62days ago. Appendix removed 4weeks ago?

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

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How long it take to fully recover from having appendix removed?

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

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I just had my appendix removed. How long will it take before I can start to lift weights?

I just had my appendix removed. How long will it take before I can start to lift weights?

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

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How long does it take for your appendix to heal itself after an appendicitis attack?

How long does it take for your appendix to heal itself after an appendicitis attack?

Surgical Emergency: 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

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How long does it take for a ruptured appendix to kill you?

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

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How long does it take to recover from appendix removal and intestine being detached from abdominal wall?

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

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How long does it take for ovarian cyst rupture to cure? Had pelvic ultrasound everything okay I have anxiety I keep thinking chronic appendix

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

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Just had emergency appendix surgery. It had blockage. How long does it take to heal with scope. He gave norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 7mg 1-2 tabs can I take 2 at same time.

Give it time.: Emergent surgery is especially rapid, necessarily, so healing can take longer than you may expect. And, no, you really should not take more than 10mg Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) at once. Two of those pills at the same time would be too much. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take creatine if you had your appendix removed?

Your GI: Tract should not be affected by appendix removal, once you recover from surgery and had no complications. The real question is whether you should take creatine at all. Ask your doctor for advice on this. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recovery from an appendix removal?

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

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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

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When you take out your appendix by surgery, how long will you be weak for?

When you take out your appendix by surgery, how long will you be weak for?

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

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How long does the pain continue after having a gangrenous appendix removed?

How long does the pain continue after having a gangrenous appendix removed?

It depends: Some people get better within a few days, others take a few weeks. Everyone is different. ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed last march 20, 2013. How long should I wait to go swimming? Thanks. :)

To be asked to Doc: 5 or 6 weeks are adequate time but you want to be sure that the wound or the entrance point for the laparoscopic form is well sealed and healed. If there is an issue of wound infecion than you don't want to go swimming. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a child wait to go back to school after getting their appendix removed?

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

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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've just has my appendix removed by key hole how long before I can return to work lifting 15 kg in a warehouse?

Surgeon: It will depend on how your health status is and if any complications happened during surgery. Usually people recover well in about 2-3 weeks but you should get evaluated by the surgeon to get clearance for lifting weight at work. ...Read more