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I had an appendix surgery two years back. Since then, I havebeen unable to digest properly meat and fatty foods. I vomitwhenever I eat. What should I do?

I had an appendix surgery two years back. Since then, I havebeen unable to digest properly meat and fatty foods. I vomitwhenever I eat. What should I do?

Biliary disease: Vomiting after eating fatty foods could be a symptom of biliary disease. Appendectomy patients carry a small increased risk and incidence of biliary disease compared to patients without a prior appendectomy, about 15%. Okay to get evaluated by your regular doc, ask for RUQ ultrasound to access your gallbladder for stones, a tech hida can help if us is normal. Good luck.

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Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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2 years back I had appendix surgery after that I am unable to digest fatty foods and meat I vomit mostly whenever I eat.

2 years back I had appendix surgery after that I am unable to digest fatty foods and meat I vomit mostly whenever I eat.

Unrelated: You had an appendectomy two years ago. You cannot eat fatty foods and you vomit when eating meat. They are coincidental but most likely unrelated. Perhaps you should see your doctor for a referral to the gastroenterologist. You should record every meal what you eat and how long after eating that you vomit. Also note you weight loss.

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Hello docs. I was wondering can we eat eggs after appendix surgery?

Hello docs. I was wondering can we eat eggs after appendix surgery?

Yes, usually fine: Eating eggs is totally permissible for those that do not have an appendix, if it was removed for acute appendicitis. On rare occasion, undiagnosed intolerance or allergy to eggs can result in a misdiagnosis of appendicitis. In this case, the symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea) will persist after appendectomy, since the allergy is in the intestinal tract. If this is the case, see an allergist.

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I'm having non greasy food, no signs of pain till now. Its been 2 weeks since my gallstone n appendix surgery. But today I had a blackis stool.

I'm having non greasy food, no signs of pain till now. Its been 2 weeks since my gallstone n appendix surgery. But today I had a blackis stool.

Black stool: Black stool can be from bleeding into the upper gastrointestinal tract, taking iron or taking peptobismol or kaopectate. Your physician can perform a simple test on your stool specimen to check for the presence of absence of occult blood.

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I told you about my condition what all I was going through after my appendix surgery. Now I am able to eat in a better way and from 1 year continuously I was having puss cells in urine first I had 80-90 wbc then 30-40 and now its stuck to 8-10 or 10-20 b

I told you about my condition what all I was going through after my appendix surgery. Now I am able to eat in a better way and from 1 year continuously I was having puss cells in urine first I had 80-90 wbc then 30-40 and now its stuck to 8-10 or 10-20 b

Not bad: That not bad, I think your doctor, and surgeon, has to make sure that you do not have any abnormal communication between your bowel and your bladder. it is getting better which mean it is closing, but if persisted you might need to have a cystoscopy, which is as cope to the bladder, to find out why you still have WBC in your urine

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How bad is appendix surgery?

How bad is appendix surgery?

Depends: If your appendix is not ruptured, you should be able to go home the next day. If ruptured, you will likely require multiple days of IV antibiotics and days in the hospital. Some patients, if done laparoscopically and their appendix is not ruptured, can go home the same day.

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Is appendix surgery dangerous?

No.: An appendectomy is one of the most common and straightforward operations performed by general surgeons. The risk of surgery is primarily related to the overall health of the patient. With acute appendicitis, the appendix, by definition, is "infected". Therefore, most complications are related to one's response to infection. Most people are home in a day-or-two and back to normal in a few wks.

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What can I expect from appendix surgery?

Get well and go home: Appendix surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgery, considered relatively low risk surgery, that will prevent catastrophic complications. You will have slight pain for couple of days, with early diagnosis and laparoscopic surgery you will go home next day (most of the time)

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I supposedly have an intussuscepted appendix. Surgery has been offered, but I don't know what to do. Any recommendation?

Surgery: Intussusception in adults may be caused by a tumor (e.g. Tumor at the tip of the appendix acts as a lead point that causes it to intussuscept). No surgery is without a risk, but if there are no contraindications to surgery with general anesthesia, it is an indicated procedure in this case. The tumor, if present, may be too small to be detected by imaging studies.

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How long should I wait to run after appendix surgery?

How long should I wait to run after appendix surgery?

Post op: Depends on your surgeons preference. Most say 4-6 weeks before strenuous physical activity. Better ask the surgeon for sure though

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I have constipation after appendix surgery?

Most likely: Due to pain meds and relative immobility. Walk alot rather than layiong around, cut back on pain meds and use an anti inflammatory such as Motrin instead of a narcotic for pain. Drink 80-100oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily.

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How can I reduce my tummy? I had appendix surgery 12 years ago

How can I reduce my tummy? I had appendix surgery 12 years ago

No relationship --: -between the 2. By tummy you need 2 B a little more specific. Pot belly or layer of fat outside of the abdominal muscles. Also did you have this prior 2 the appy? Core strengthening will tone the abdominals, but the outer layer is genetically driven. You can't target it if it's just poor tone core strength will tighten it up but it takes a lot of work in the gym or @ home.

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After appendix surgery, doing intance activities could you develope having hernia? How can you tell if you have hernia or not?

After appendix surgery, doing intance activities could you develope having hernia? How can you tell if you have hernia or not?

If hurts, don't do it: Wait at least 2 weeks after a lap appy before you do any heavy lifting. We usually rec'd no lifting > 20lbs for 2 weeks. A hernia will present with a bulge that gets bigger with abdominal pressure. A seroma will stay the same size.

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How do they do belly button appendix surgery?

How do they do belly button appendix surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery: Appendectomies nowadays are generally being done laparoscopically, ie though small incisions. One of these incisions is usually near the belly button. Two other small incisions enable the surgeon to find the appendix and to remove it.

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Hello I recently had appendix surgery laparoscopy jan 7 to be exact but I have back stiffness?

Hello I recently had appendix surgery laparoscopy jan 7 to be exact but I have back stiffness?

Compensating: Your lower back musculature is compensating for your abdominal muscles, which you are less likely to use due to pain. This will resolve in 4-6 weeks.

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I have a hernia/appendix surgery on July 10, 2017 A mesh was not installed, but I notice that a little blood in my semen, should I be concerned?

I have a hernia/appendix surgery on July 10, 2017 A mesh was not installed, but I notice that a little blood in my semen, should I be concerned?

Check with doctor: Although it is unlikely that the blood in your semen is from a surgery done over 6 weeks ago, you should talk to your doctor about this because of this new problem.

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Constipated for a week or so. Feel it to where it could come out but won't. Gallbladder/appendix surgery. Laxatives?

Constipated for a week or so. Feel it to where it could come out but won't. Gallbladder/appendix surgery. Laxatives?

Wow,: At this young age and had by now surgery... What ever the reason for your constipation (btw Dicyclomine can cause it too) I would not use laxative. Getting the above name drug you probably have ibs. When did you see your doctor. One should see if you are not having impacted stool in which case it needs to be evacuated manually. So my advise would be see your doctor who knows u!

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Pain around the penis area 2 weeks after appendix surgery! Is this normal?

Pain around the penis area 2 weeks after appendix surgery! Is this normal?

Not usually: Penile pain after an appendectomy is not common. If you had a foley catheter during the procedure, you may have some irritation from that. A urinary tract infection is also a possibility. I would recommend a visit with your doctor for a urinalysis.

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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