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Could scar tissue from my appendectomy make it more difficult to have a c-section?

Could scar tissue from my appendectomy make it more difficult to have a c-section?

It's possible: Any previous surgery can complicate your future surgery. After surgery, adhesions form within days of surgery on the inside of your body. During your next surgery or c-section, the surgeon may encounter these adhesions and depending on how extensive they are, the surgery could become complicated and longer. This is usually due to distorted anatomy and scar tissue. ...Read more

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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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24 yr old c-section scar, 15 yr appendectomy scar and I am having severe ripping tearing pain in pelvic area. Shouldn't these adhesions be removed?

 24 yr old c-section scar, 15 yr  appendectomy scar and I am having severe ripping tearing pain in pelvic area. Shouldn't these adhesions be removed?

Need for evaluation: How do you know the pain is due to adhesions? It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person history, physical and may be imaging study. ...Read more

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Appendectomy @ age10, 1969. Got gangrene; stitches left open to drain for 6 mo. C-section, 20 yrs ago, adhesions removed. Now I have extreme pain that keeps me awake at night. What are my options?

Appendectomy @ age10, 1969. Got gangrene; stitches left open to drain for 6 mo. C-section, 20 yrs ago, adhesions removed. Now I have extreme pain that keeps me awake at night. What are my options?

Complex Good Problem: Solving must be done in person. Obviously, by hx, you have had unusually poor healing, problems allowing persistent infection plus continued formation of scar tissue. What are the odds some of these same issues are continuing at soul, mind, complex/fragile brain+body levels? High. If we are in charge of our body, then perceived/actual injury/pain, no matter basis, can be continued/grow life long. ...Read more

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What makes my surgical scar turn red purple? I am 3 weeks post up open appendectomy.

Scar: In the normal phase of healing, it is common for the surgical scar to be a dark red color for several weeks. Scar color becomes lighter with prolonged healing, sometimes over 6-12 months. Watch for signs of infection (spreading redness in the skin around the scar). See your surgeon soon to check that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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I had appendectomy my scar came open what do I do?

I had appendectomy my scar came open what do I do?

See Your Surgeon: Wound openings and wound infections are not uncommon with appendectomies. Wounds opening up may do so because of many reasons primarily due to infection, non-healing, or more serious issues. Please see your surgeon promptly for evaluation. ...Read more

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What would a scar look like from an appendectomy?

What would a scar look like from an appendectomy?

Depends...: Most appendectomies are now done laparoscopically. This leaves several very small scars on the abdomen where the instruments and laparoscope are inserted. Traditional open appendectomy is performed through a small horizontal incision in the right lower abdomen between the umbilicus and anterior superior iliac spine. ...Read more

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How noticeable will appendectomy scars be?

How noticeable will appendectomy scars be?

Depends: What the scar looks like has too many variables to say without more information. It depends on the surgical approach: open or laporoscopic, and also if the appendix is ruptured at the time of surgery. No matter what the scar the surgery is important to save your life so heed the advice of your surgeon. The scars can maybe be revised in the furure. ...Read more

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I have an indented appendectomy scar. What can be done about it? Would it improve greatly? Thanks

I have an indented appendectomy scar. What can be done about it? Would it improve greatly? Thanks

Only plastic surgery: If it is a big concern to you, you should consult a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist.Lasers may be able to correct it or you may need fillers otherwise leave it alone. ...Read more

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Where is the location of an appendectomy scar?

Where is the location of an appendectomy scar?

Depends: If it is an open appy it is in the RLQ of the abdomine either Straight (Rocky-Davis) or Angled downward (McBurney). If it is Laproscopic then it's usually 3 small incisions. One subumbically, one in the LLQ and another suprapubically ...Read more

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Appendectomy scars still hurt, what to do?

Appendectomy scars still hurt, what to do?

Appendectomy: If the scar is still hurting it really depends on the time from surgery. Scar pain after surgery for two to three weeks is normal. If you are months out then you need to contact the surgery and make sure there is no infection or other possible problems. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Charles Breaux
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Appendectomy (Definition)

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