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Why am i having gas pain after appendectomy?

Why am i having gas pain after appendectomy?

Normal: It is normal for the intestines to be bit uncoordinated after an abdominal operation with general anesthesia. This can cause some bloating, and eventually that all has to come out. There is nothing specific related to the appendectomy and "gas". Hope this helps! ...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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Why am i having gas pain after appendectomy?

Normal: It is normal for the intestines to be bit uncoordinated after an abdominal operation with general anesthesia. This can cause some bloating, and eventually that all has to come out. There is nothing specific related to the appendectomy and "gas". Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can you do for bad right shoulder pain after appendectomy?

What can you do for bad right shoulder pain after appendectomy?

Time: Assuming you had your appendectomy done laparoscopically, the pain you're feeling is likely due to the gas that is used to blow up your belly during the surgery. This can cause right shoulder pain which usually resolves within 48 hours as the gas is absorbed. ...Read more

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Pain after appendectomy, should I be worried if I have a hard time urinating a day after surgery?

Pain after appendectomy, should I be worried if I have a hard time urinating a day after surgery?

No: everyone takes a different amount of time to recover from surgery. THis could be normal post op or something else brewing. any other symptoms? fever? pain? does it feel like your still have appendicitis? Is better than immediately after surgery? If getting worse or not improving after 2- 3 weeks you may need some testing. ask your surgeon ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain after an appendectomy?

Sometimes yes: How long ago was your appendectomy? Depending on this answer, pain after this operation could be infection, adhesions, or hernia. Or it could be just healing surgical wound. You should speak with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is It Normal To Have Bladder Pain After An Appendectomy?

Yes: Yes in one hand they place a foley Cather in your bladder while you are asleep and that will cause some bladder pain after. On the second hand if the appendix was ruptured and or the inflamed appendix was close to the bladder ,and or the bladder was part of the inflamed mass because of the appendix the patient will have a bladder symptoms ...Read more

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Had an appendectomy, but am currently experiencing the same symptoms as during my appendicitis. Not sure what to do.

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 more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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