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What can I do to treat pain caused by laproscopic appendectomy?

What can I do to treat pain caused by laproscopic appendectomy?

See surgeon: Pain after surgery is treated with pain medications from your surgeon. Call your surgeon if there are persistent pain issues. ...Read more

Dr. Dan Lister
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Removal Of Appendix (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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I have horrible pain in my right shoulder that comes and goes. It was brought on after a laproscopic appendectomy. Will it go away?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Swimming and appendectomy? How long until you can swim after an laproscopic appendectomy?

Swimming and appendectomy? How long until you can swim after an laproscopic appendectomy?

3 wks: Even though after lap appendectomy will resume full activity in few days, most of the surgeons recommend 3 wkd in uncompicated recovery as that is the time collagen formation and completion of healing. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had laproscopic appendectomy, hernia?

What do you advise if i had laproscopic appendectomy, hernia?

See your surgeon: Call your surgeon for an evaluation. If not available, see a general surgeon. You can find one interested in hernia repair at the americas hernia society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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 5 days ago. When is it ok to take a long soak in a hot bath again?

When to take bath: It is fine to take a bath after the surgical wound is completely healed and sutures or staples have been taken out. If sutures are still in or wound is open, there is a risk of infection. Until that time, please take a shower not a bath. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Pelvic pain (feels as if bladder is full) when lying down with constipation and bloating 1 month post laproscopic appendectomy ?

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

Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Definition)

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


Dr. Charles Breaux
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Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more