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How Much Does An Appendectomy
It depends: I assume you're talking about sport practice. If the appendectomy was done laparoscopically, a motivated patient can get back to vigorous activity in 5 to 10 days. If done openly, it might be a month or more. Listen to your body -- if you do something, and it hurts, your body is saying it's too soon. If it doesn't hurt, go ahead. The best person to ask would be the surgeon who did the operation. ...Read more
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
If today is the ...: 1st postoperative day after your appendectomy, you will understandably have pain from your incision(s), even if you are doing great. If you are still in the hospital, your surgeon should have ordered some pain meds for the nurses to give. If you are home, he/she should have recommended or prescribed some oral meds, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or narcotic-acetaminophen combination. ...Read more
Had an appendectomy, but am currently experiencing the same symptoms as during my appendicitis. Not sure what to do.
See your surgeon....: Was your surgery recent? Pains or illness after surgery, especially after what was likely an emergency surgery for you, needs to be addressed by your surgeon. Contact your surgeon to ask questions & make an appointment for evaluation. However, if the surgery was more than several months ago, then see your primary doctor or go to an er to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had an appendectomy 7 years ago. I'm 19 years old and female. They went through my bellybutton and now it hurts and feels hard when pressed
I went from 125 pounds to 113 in a week due to my lap. Appendectomy. How do I gain all my weight back so i'm not severely unhealthy ? I'm 5'11 .
Patience: Physicians are always surprised by this question. There is nothing wrong with you. And one would never ever want to force or add burden to a healing body. Time and returning to normal is how this will happen, please be patient with your body. Take care of yourself. Do not eat unhealthily just to feel that you are making a normal process go faster. ...Read more
Surgical procedure: Appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix, a small organ attached to the right colon. When the appendix goes bad, the best more durable treatment to avoid serious health disruption is an appendectomy, which can be done with traditional open surgery or with a laprascopic approach. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
General Surgery: Appendectomy is one of the most common operations performed by a general surgeon. The traditional operation involves making a 1"-3" incision in the right lower abdomen; this operation can also be performed via laparoscopy using 3 small incisions. Either way, the surgery requires general anesthesia, and the appendix is permanently removed along with it's adjacent blood supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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