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What are common complications of appendectomy?

What are common complications of appendectomy?

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 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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After an appendectomy would feeling like you are very hot but actually feeling cold to the touch indicate any possible complications?

Maybe: After illness, feeling normal takes time, so you are not active and your hands and feet feel cool, and the rest of you is warm..One common problem after a ruptured or a gangrenous appendix is an abscess in the abdomen . This will have other symptoms than just feeling hot. Urine and chest infections can follow hospitalisation and surgery, call your surgeon if you feel "off", and get an opinion. ...Read more

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Are there fertility complications with appendectomy?

Are there fertility complications with appendectomy?

Usually not: However, if the appendix has ruptured, it is possible that scar tissue can form inside the abdomen from the presence of infectious material. If the scarring involves the fallopian tubes, fertility may be impacted. ...Read more

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Complications from hyst and appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Edges of incision slightly coming apart ?

Complications from hyst and appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Edges of incision slightly coming apart ?

See your surgeon: See or speak with your surgeon as soon as you can. Answer questions as completely as you can. This could be nothing to worry about; but it could be a wound infection, and your surgeon will know when s/he sees you. ...Read more

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How common is it to have missed a period after an appendectomy?

Not unheard of: It may not be normal, but stress of surgery can alter the normal hormonal balance in the body and throw off your normal menstrual cycle. If you have more than 1 month of irregularity, however, you may be best suited to check in with a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I am scheduled for tocolysis prior to an appendectomy. Am in my 19th week of pregnancy. Is this a common practice? How safe is it?

Should be ok: We don't routinely do that here, but it is to prevent preterm labor. As a general surgeon, I am not familiar with the safety of the medications, but think it should be ok. Bottom line however is that if you have acute appendicitis, the primary treatment is an operation to remove the appendix, and without a healthy mother, there is no baby. Good luck, i'm sure it will all work out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts possible complications after laparoscopic appendectomy?

Are ovarian cysts possible complications after laparoscopic appendectomy?

No: Removal of the appendix does not cause cystic disease if the ovaries, which is very common, and may even come and go over time. ...Read more

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Is it common for nausea and vomiting start a week post appendectomy?

Is it common for nausea and vomiting start  a week post appendectomy?

No: You may have an unrelated viral gastroenteritis. But to be on the safe side call your surgeon to be on the safe side. ...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