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The First Appendectomy
After the first period after an abortion is the second period going to come 6-8 weeks as the first?
No: Probably not. You should return to your normal cycles. ...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
13 weeks: A 39 week (approximately) is split into thirds of 13 weeks each. ...Read more
What is the accuracy of an abdominal ultrasound in the first trimester? Possible to be off 4 weeks?
Ultrasounds: Nope. It is very unlikely that an early ultrasound is inaccurate by much, especially four weeks. The early ultrasounds are much more accurate in general. ...Read more
Is it normal to have pain in the liver area within the first few days after having your gallbladder removed laparoscopically?
Sometimes: Usually after a lap chole, there is discomfort in the RUQ and mainly the Right shoulder. This is a result of the air in your abdomen. The pain should get better relatively quickly. If you have any nausea or vomiting, or yellow/orange color to your urine, you should see your surgeon. You may also want to try Ibuprofen which sometimes helps with the discomfort. ...Read more
Is it normal to have 2 periods in 1 month? The first one was the first week of the month the second one was in the third week of the same month
Depends: Anesthesia is avoided in pregnancy. Especially first three months of pregnancy, all elective procedures are avoided, and if needed for life threatening emergencies to save the life of mother is given by highly trained anesthesiologists, who had special knowledge which medication to avoid. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is involved in the two week follow up exam after inguinal hernia surgery? Is this the only follow up appointment?
Possible but...: At least, one postop visit after inguinal heniorrhaphy is reasonable to check how the "wound" heals and if the postop resolution has been as expected, and give some advice for future lifestyle. More? Ask Doc face to face, and don't leave related doubts in mind. Best wish ... ...Read more
What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?
Depends: Total recovery time for laparoscopic surgery varies but usually ranges from 1-2 weeks depending on the patient. Many women resume their daily activities within the first week of recovery. Factors such as your overall health, your support system at home, and your age will also be factors in your recovery. Follow up visits with your doctor are very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: It's hard to say what the first period after a miscarriage will be like. It's possible that it'll be heavier; it's possible that it'll be lighter. But what's more important is that you have one and it can take two months for one to come. ...Read more
5-7 days: 5-7 days. The earlier done, the more accurate. ...Read more
What is the reason of swelling of the the wound which got during the operation of delivery after changing the band?
C Surgeon.: Swelling of an incision line after any type of surgical procedure should be evaluated by the surgeon. Although the swelling may be part of the “normal” healing process, it may also be a sign of a complication such as bleeding, fluid accumulation (seroma) or infection. Best to be seen by your surgeon for accurate diagnosis, advice and/or reassurance. Best wishes. ...Read more
Will a barium test show all of the stool in the small and large intestines? Is it typical to have one performed weeks before the first colonoscopy?
No and no: Barium is a contrast agent which helps the visualization of the bowel during X-ray studies. When given as an enema, it helps for large bowel(colon) examination.Orally, it can help for small bowel evaluation. Neither route is useful for imaging BOTH large and small bowel.If the patient has taken proper bowel preparation measures, there is in fact no stool in the bowel to degrade the visualization. ...Read more
About to shower for the first time after my appendectomy. Do put new bandages on the stitches (dissolvable)? It was laparascopic.
Follow the Rules: Customs vary quite a bit amongst surgeons with respect to how they advise their patients to care for wounds postop. I use "super glue" over absorbable suture w/o any dressing; my patients can shower the day after surgery. If your surgeon made no mention of using a dressing after showering, you are probably "good-to-go", but it's no harm to ask his/her office. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sis just had an appendectomy last week and she's in her first trimester, the surgery was successful but she's recently been experiencing sharp pain?
I had a appendectomy on thursday and after having my first bowel movement, it was bloody. Should I be concerned?
I went through appendectomy 2 weeks ago (laparoscopy). I still have a huge bruise in my belly, have been having severe abdominal pain since 3 days ago. The pain is just like the one before the surgery, first it is sharp and then it became dull. I was?
I had an appendectomy 6 days ago, and for the first few days I had very solid and dark stool. But recently it’s become very watery and yellow loose st?
I had laparoscopic appendectomy done about 2 weeks ago everything went perfectly I was able to walk the next day . Now 2 weeks later I first had green stool and now I am having steady diarrhea, and little bit of nausea. Should I be concerned ?
I've been diagnosed with chronic appendicitis and will be having an appendectomy in a few weeks..I first went to the doctor more than a month ago with what I thought was a uti...tests came back normal and I was sent for 2 ct scans bc of flank pain and reb
Please rephrase: You have to ask a question for us to answer. Keep it short and simple ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My nephew is 9 years old and he had an appendectomy 2 days ago. He says he doesn't feel when he pees on himself. Should we be worried ?
I have been having chronic diarhhea for months. It started after I had my appendix out 3 months ago. Could the appendectomy cause the diarhhea?
See your doctor: You had an appendix removed for pain. You have diarrhea for 3 months following appendix removal. You should talk to your doctor and surgeon. You may have diarrhea from the antibiotics you received. You may need treatment. Your doctor will want to see you. This can be treated. ...Read more
I went from 125 pounds to 113 in a week due to my lap. Appendectomy. How do I gain all my weight back so i'm not severely unhealthy ? I'm 5'11 .
Patience: Physicians are always surprised by this question. There is nothing wrong with you. And one would never ever want to force or add burden to a healing body. Time and returning to normal is how this will happen, please be patient with your body. Take care of yourself. Do not eat unhealthily just to feel that you are making a normal process go faster. ...Read more
Surgical procedure: Appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix, a small organ attached to the right colon. When the appendix goes bad, the best more durable treatment to avoid serious health disruption is an appendectomy, which can be done with traditional open surgery or with a laprascopic approach. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
General Surgery: Appendectomy is one of the most common operations performed by a general surgeon. The traditional operation involves making a 1"-3" incision in the right lower abdomen; this operation can also be performed via laparoscopy using 3 small incisions. Either way, the surgery requires general anesthesia, and the appendix is permanently removed along with it's adjacent blood supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
And others: Less common problems can include bleeding, anesthesia related problems, and leak at the colon site where the appendix was removed. These are much less likely than infection after appendectomy. The earlier that appendicitis is diagnosed and treated the less likely you are to have complications from surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Depends somewhat if it was open or laparoscopic surgery. Each surgeon will have their own instructions. In my patients i tell them to wait a week after surgery before swimming & to limit the time in the water to less than 30 mminutes at first to watch for any irritation or reaction at the incision. Ask your surgeon for their directions. ...Read more
You really don't ...: Want to be. Whether performed openly or laparoscopically, appendectomy is an intra-abdominal operation most frequently performed under general anesthesia. Most appendectomies these days are performed laparoscopically. For such a procedure, the abdominal wall must be relaxed and the patient's ventilation controlled, leading to the choice of general anesthesia. ...Read more
Appendix removed: Appendix can be removed open or with a laparoscope, surgeon accesses the appendix through a larger incision if open or several small incisions if laparoscopic. A camera allows the surgeon to see inside your abdomen to guide the instruments. The appendix is removed. After the appendix is removed, the small incisions are cleaned, closed, and dressed. ...Read more
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