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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
What to do if I had a laproscopic appendectomy about 20 months ago, and now I look I think my scar is on the wrong side?
Probably OK: An open appendectomy is performed via an incision right over the location of the appendix in the right lower part of the abdomen. A laparoscopic appendectomy is often done through 3 small incisions, 1 through or near the umbilicus and 2 elsewhere, often above the pubic bone and in the left side of the abdomen or upper right side. If concerned, speak with the surgeon who did the operation. ...Read more
I have horrible pain in my right shoulder that comes and goes. It was brought on after a laproscopic appendectomy. Will it go away?
"Referred" Pain: The nerves that innervate the diaphragm also go to the shoulder; therefore, irritation of the diaphragm may be "felt" in the shoulder. The most common cause of this irritation following laparoscopy is the carbon dioxide used to inflate the cavity; this should resolve after 24-36hrs. If this pain is present 1-2 weeks later, it may be due to an abscess under the diaphragm; follow-up w/your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a laproscopic appendectomy last june & everything went fine but recently I have these severe pain in my lower abdomenal region. What should I do?
See a doctor: If you surgery was in june, there is the possibility that these two things are unrelated. There are a few things that can be related to the surgery than can be causing this pain, although not common. I would suggest following up with the surgeon that did your surgery for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I had a laproscopic appendectomy 5 days ago. When is it ok to take a long soak in a hot bath again?
I had a laproscopic appendectomy 2 weeks ago and have just been very stressed and slammed a door, now I've got a lot of pain. Could I have done damage?
Possibly: First of all, take a nice big deep breath. I am sorry that stress is getting to you. You cannot let it beat you. It is possible that during your physical outburst, you may have done damage to one of the sutures inside. If the pain persists or gets worse, please see the surgeon who did the operation, or his/her partner soon. If an area near an incision gets hard and painful, see someone sooner b ...Read more
Pelvic pain (feels as if bladder is full) when lying down with constipation and bloating 1 month post laproscopic appendectomy ?
Pain meds?: Are you still taking the pain meds? These can cause constipation. Another possibillity is an abscess, though often this is associated with sharp pain when walking or coughing or pressure and fevers or chills. You should see your surgeon for an exam -- the post op visits are free! ...Read more
Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more
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