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Side Effects After Appendectomy
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
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
Had small bowel resection (5ft), colon blockage removed, appendectomy, and hernia repair done in emerg surgery. Tons of side effects 3months later. Help?
Side Effects: The answer to your questions depends on the side effects you are having. Small bowel resection can affect stool transit time as well as nutrient absorption. Adhesions from any abdominal procedure may be a source of discomfort for some. I suggest you speak to your primary care doc about your symptoms to identify the most likely source of your symptoms. From there you can make a plan. ...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 had a lap appendectomy and it is oozing and I can see fatty tissue. With a slight touch on the side it spreads. Is it normal and what do I do?
Hi, my friend had an appendectomy on wednesday morning. He now has a swollen and purple testicle on one side, what could this mean?
I have had very mild to moderate pain on my right side of about 10 months off and on, very close to my appendectomy scar, could it be a cyst?
I had a lap appendectomy a month ago and I have a tiny bump underneath the scar on my left. When I push or massage it, it hurts the whole side. Normal.
To an extent, it's normally expected for some residual swelling usually from small expected tissue fluid such as blood. Generally speaking, it's ok and leave it alone as long as feeling less tender and smaller bumpy. It takes time with various pace among individuals. Meanwhile, try resisting the temptation to push it and minimize physical activity to strain abdominal muscles.
More" ask surgeon. ...Read more
I've had a cyclic pain in my lower right side. It comes with my menstrual flow. I had appendectomy in my last cycle. The pain has returned this cycle.
Appendectomy one month ago. For the past week I've had pain in the right side and a fever. Went into ER 4 days ago tests were normal. Still have fever?
4 weeks ago I had an emergency open appendectomy. Healing has gone well. The last two days I have been getting really sore on right side front & back?
Abdominal pain: If the discomfort is steady, localizes to the right lower abdomen and has associated tenderness, I feel that you should be examined by your surgeon in view of your recent surgery. ...Read more
Had appendectomy 3 mos ago. Feeling sharp pains above navel that also hurts on side and back at same time. Area very tender to touch. Back also tender?
Right sides pelvic pain. Have endometriosis/appendectomy. What could be cause of this? Could it be cancer?
Unlikely: Unlikely. Reccommend you see your gyn to investigate the cause of pain ...Read more
After 12 days of appendectomy I feel light irritation during urine and I also feel pressure on my right side during urine. Currently, I am taking Novidat and febrol and my wound is in healing process.
Symptoms: I would let your doctor or surgeon know about these symptoms ...Read more
I have appendectomy laparoscopy and Endo laparoscopy a month ago and my right side is hurting is that normal I feel fine and I'm not running a fever are anything?
Well, ....: One month after the Lap surgery, the pain should be almost resolved, but everyone is different. You should see your surgeon who did the procedure and get clinically examined to determine if your symptoms are normal in your course of recovery, or do they warrant further testing, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more
I had a laparoscopic appendectomy about 2 weeks ago. For about 3 days now I've had a pain on my left side close to my hip bone. Should I worry?
Bring it: To attention of your surgeon. If the pain is close to one of the trocar sites, it could be a local problem. If not, it could be something going on inside your abdomen. ...Read more
I'm having trapped gas pain on my right side. I have been passing gas & belching. I just had a laparascopic appendectomy 19 days ago. Is this normal?
Yes: With laparoscopic appendectomy there is alway a certain amount of inflammation in the region of the cecum and adjacent rt. Colon. There can also be a minimal degree of ileus or lack of peristalsis in the bowel causing gas accumulation and retrograde motion of gas or belching. One should wait several wks for resolution. ...Read more
What do I do about these repeated umbillicus infections for 4 years? I am 18, and ever since I have had an appendectomy in july of 2007, I have had repeated umbillicus infections. 2-4 times per year, I have had pain on the right side of my belly button, a
Open appendectomy 9 days ago &have an infection &wound has been opened. Feeling lots of muscle pain around incision and on my side, is this normal?
Appendectomy 14/7 - found multiple cysts on my ovary still in pain R side with heavy periods? Is this the cysts GP waiting 4wk before scanning me.
Cysts may cause pain: The size of cysts is not mentioned. Small cysts generally cause no pain. You do not mention if your appendix was inflamed, normal, ruptured, or if you had an abscess. You also do not mention if you have fever. If you had an abscess or have fever, see your doctor right away. Cysts are not usually associated with heavy periods, and seeing an OB/GYN might be useful after ultrasound. Good Luck! ...Read more
I'm a 30yr old woman I've had a full hysterectomy and appendectomy. I'm having dull burning pain on the left side of my stomach along with nausea and di?
Question cut off: Please resubmit and include a clear & specific question. ...Read more
I'm having severe pain in my lower right abdomen. I've had a hysterectomy yet only have my left ovary. I've had an appendectomy. I was told I had an ovarian cyst on the left side, so what is causing the pain on the right?
I had a laparoscopic appendectomy for my appendicitis in early october of 2017, I have healed very well but I have noticed that after I have a bowel movement I get a sharp pain on my lower right side where my appendix was.
I have pain on my right side after a laparoscopic appendectomy. I am also bleeding when I urinate a bit. I also gave birth a month ago. I am breast fe?
See your surgeon: All could be a normal postoperative recovery, or you could be developing a bladder infection, have a bladder injury (unlikely) or developing an intraabdominal abscess. If the operation was within the last six weeks or so, call your surgeon for an appointment and physical exam. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a burning, pulling, and painful sensation on the lower left side after appendectomy? Hurts to cough, laugh, sit up, or move
It can be: Appendectomy can be done open or laparoscopically. If done with a laparoscope, this is sometimes an incision in the left lower abdomen that can account for pain. Sometimes the pain is due to constipation seen after surgery, and this can happen with open or lapif there associated fever or chills then I would contact your doctor to consider a cat scan tom check for postoperative infection or abscess. ...Read more
17 days after appendectomy and ot still hurts and is swollen on right side top of belly button...help?
Consult the surgeon: Sounds like a wound dehiscence or infection ...Read more
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