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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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What are soft foods that an adult can eat after having an appendectomy and colectomy?

Best to ask: your surgeon!!!!. Not sure how far out from your surgery you are and why the bowel resection was done, and how the repair was made. All of these will determine an appropriate answer to your question. Your surgeon should have given you a recommended diet. If not call their office and get one!! ...Read more

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I had lap appendectomy 9 days ago i am still having sharp pains and cannot sleep glat in my bed. Also can only eat small amounts is this normal?

I had lap appendectomy 9 days ago i am still having sharp pains and cannot sleep glat in my bed. Also can only eat small amounts is this normal?

Need to see your: surgeon. Some discomfort and lack of appetite can be normal. But you need a physical exam by your surgeon for a complete evaluation. I cannot tell here online without an exam. ...Read more

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I had an appendectomy 5 weeks ago. Sometimes after I eat, my belly bloats and is very painful. Doc recom I take lax, but it has been over a week.

I had an appendectomy 5 weeks ago.  Sometimes after I eat, my belly bloats and is very painful.  Doc recom I take lax, but it has been over a week.

See your surgeon: You should definitely see our surgeon for follow-up to be sure there is no evidence of wound infection or other complication of the surgery. Also if you were taking pain medications following the surgery that can affect bowel motility. I do not suggest taking laxatives without being examined. ...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. Charles Breaux
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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