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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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Is the appendix totally removed at the time of surgery?

Is the appendix totally removed at the time of surgery?

Largely, yes....: In addition to dr. Rosen's response, there is an extremely small number of people reported that have had duplication of the appendix (i.e. Two appendices). The "second" appendix is often located adjacent to the first, but could conceivably be overlooked at the time of surgery. ...Read more

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Should I still have a hard time walking, and getting up after 5 days of having my appendix removed and ovarian cyst surgery?

Should I still have a hard time walking, and getting up after 5 days of having my appendix removed and ovarian cyst surgery?

Depends: You did not say if your operation was laparoscopic or not - that would make a difference. Either way, you will be sore afterward for a while, but by day 5 - I would expect you to be feeling/doing better and able to get up some. If you think this is a problem, call your surgeon and get in to be checked out to make sure nothing else going on. Be well. ...Read more

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Is a gall bladder flush safe for my 11 year-old? My son's appendics almost ruptured and was removed in september. At the time a gall stone showed up as well on his x-ray. I would much rather do a flush that is safe than have him go through surgery again.

Is a gall bladder flush safe for my 11 year-old? My son's appendics almost ruptured and was removed in september. At the time a gall stone showed up as well on his x-ray. I would much rather do a flush that is safe than have him go through surgery again.

There : There is nothing in authentic medical literature that refers to a "gallbladder flush." I have had several patients mention this to me and my advice is to not do this. Causing a gallstone to pass can be more harmful and dealy than not. I agree with the other surgeons taht if he is symtomatic from this then treatment would be laparoscopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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Appendix recovery time after surgery?

Appendix recovery time after surgery?

2-4 weeks: It depends on how bad the inflammation was, laparoscopic or not?, how long you waited prior to surgery . Whether there was perf or not? Still, in most cases you will go home in 1 -2 days, be in pain the first week, sore the second and then return to activities the 3rd or 4th week. I know a surgeon who had it out and was back at work the next day. Depends on how u deal with pain. ...Read more

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Appendix was removed had surgery 1/23/12 now having pain upper left abdomin.

Appendix was removed had surgery 1/23/12 now having pain upper left abdomin.

Pain : Pain in this area is very tricky since there are many organ systems in the epigastric area and left upper quadrant of the abdomen. - stomach - problems such as gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, and stomach ulcers can cause pain in these areas - usually worse with eating and worse while laying down - pancreas - pancreatitis, pancreatic stones/blockages can cause epigastric pain, sometimes radiating to the back -spleen - an enlarged spleen can occasionally cause discomfort - intestinal - duodenal ulcers, infections and constipation can cause pain there because the colon loops up into that area - kidney - kidney stones or infections can cause pain in the left upper quadrant, though many people feel it in their backs. - gyne (if you are female) - ovarian pain from a cyst or even an infection from a sexually transmitted disease can cause pain in the right upper quadrant. - adhesions - some people will experience pain from the scar tissue that forms after surgery. This is especially true if your appendix was ruptured prior to removal. And all those are just a few of the things that could be going on. So, your best option is to be seen by a doctor and examined to determine the cause of your pain. Reasons to go to the er are: - high fever - bloody stool - bright green or bloody vomit - severe or worsening pain - difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed (keyhole surgery) last Friday, and my bowels haven't moved since Wednesday. How can I get them to move? It's now Monday.

I had my appendix removed (keyhole surgery) last Friday, and my bowels haven't moved since Wednesday. How can I get them to move? It's now Monday.

Post OP problem: It is not unusual to get constipated after surgical surgical procedure , in uncomplicated situations simple laxative is enough but have to call your surgeon or go for post OP follow up visit to make sure not a procedure related .. ...Read more

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I have pain lower left quad stomach had total hysterectomy gallbladder removed appendix removed c-diff after surgery about year ago. now it hurt to wa?

Be evaluated soon...: It is hard to guess what may be for your current concern although one needs to consider possible adhesion-related pain after surgery or diverticulitis. How to have these related things for good care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you may work closer & better with doc for right diagnosis & treatment. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Had appendix removed. Pathology report said acute appendicitis. Wats this mean? Surgery went well.

Had appendix removed. Pathology report said acute appendicitis. Wats this mean? Surgery went well.

Good : It means you have acute appendicitis that require surgery , glad all went well you never have to worry about anther attach ...Read more

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Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more