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Is Appendix Surgery Dangerous
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
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
No.: An appendectomy is one of the most common and straightforward operations performed by general surgeons. The risk of surgery is primarily related to the overall health of the patient. With acute appendicitis, the appendix, by definition, is "infected". Therefore, most complications are related to one's response to infection. Most people are home in a day-or-two and back to normal in a few wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If your appendix is not ruptured, you should be able to go home the next day. If ruptured, you will likely require multiple days of IV antibiotics and days in the hospital. Some patients, if done laparoscopically and their appendix is not ruptured, can go home the same day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get well and go home: Appendix surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgery , considered relatively low risk surgery , that will prevent catastrophic complications . You will have slight pain for couple of days, with early diagnosis and laparoscopic surgery you will go home next day ( most of the time ) ...Read more
I supposedly have an intussuscepted appendix. Surgery has been offered, but i don't know what to do. Any recommendation?
Surgery: Intussusception in adults may be caused by a tumor (e.g. Tumor at the tip of the appendix acts as a lead point that causes it to intussuscept). No surgery is without a risk, but if there are no contraindications to surgery with general anesthesia, it is an indicated procedure in this case. The tumor, if present, may be too small to be detected by imaging studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post op: Depends on your surgeons preference. Most say 4-6 weeks before strenuous physical activity. Better ask the surgeon for sure though ...Read more
Leave it alone: The glue will fall off naturally in 10-14 days in the shower. It's nothing but super glue ...Read more
After appendix surgery, doing intance activities could you develope having hernia? How can you tell if you have hernia or not?
Yes, usually fine: Eating eggs is totally permissible for those that do not have an appendix, if it was removed for acute appendicitis. On rare occasion, undiagnosed intolerance or allergy to eggs can result in a misdiagnosis of appendicitis. In this case, the symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea) will persist after appendectomy, since the allergy is in the intestinal tract. If this is the case, see an allergist. ...Read more
Excercise after surg: usually 4-6 weeksGet a more detailed answer ›
My husband had appendix surgery 65 years ago is having severe pain where scar is what could it be?
Could be adhesions: After a surgery scar tissues forms. Scar tissue is hard and unforgiving. Years after a surgery these formations can causes severe pain. Treatment is removal of the adhesions but remember this is another surgery so you will end up with more adhesions as the years go on ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Iam having adomanl reconstrution surgery due to a break in the surgical wal afetr appendix surgery wil this help with weight loss ?
I had appendix surgery couple weeks ago, 3 small incisions 2 small and a bigger one, the bigger one bleed a little but no pain what might reason be??
I had an appendix surgery two years back. Since then, i havebeen unable to digest properly meat and fatty foods. I vomitwhenever i eat. What should I do?
Biliary disease: Vomiting after eating fatty foods could be a symptom of biliary disease. Appendectomy patients carry a small increased risk and incidence of biliary disease compared to patients without a prior appendectomy, about 15%. Okay to get evaluated by your regular doc, ask for RUQ ultrasound to access your gallbladder for stones, a tech hida can help if us is normal. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No relationship --: -between the 2. By tummy you need 2 B a little more specific.pot belly or layer of fat outside of the abdominal muscles. Also did you have this prior 2 the appy? Core strengthening will tone the abdominals, but the outer layer is genetically driven. You can't target it if it's just poor tone core strength will tighten it up but it takes a lot of work in the gym or @ home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had appendix surgery on friday 2/21/15 and went to see my surgeon monday 3/2/15 and he said i could start running now is it safe??
Yes: if you're surgeon gave you the go-ahead, it should be safe. I would ease into it, however. You have to realize that you've been out of training since the surgery, so start out slowly. Good luck. ...Read more
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