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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

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

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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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. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My husband had appendix surgery 65 years ago is having severe pain where scar is what could it be?

My husband had appendix surgery 65 years ago is having severe pain where scar is what could it be?

Could be adhesions: After a surgery scar tissues forms. Scar tissue is hard and unforgiving. Years after a surgery these formations can causes severe pain. Treatment is removal of the adhesions but remember this is another surgery so you will end up with more adhesions as the years go on ...Read more

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Its almost 10 days to my laproscopic appendix surgery and I am flying after 3 days is it safe to fly?

Its almost 10 days to my laproscopic appendix surgery and I am flying after 3 days is it safe to fly?

YES: I know of no contraindications against flying after this limited surgery!
AS ALWAYS. ..check it with your treating surgeon!

Hope this is helpful

DR Z ...Read more

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I had appendix surgery couple weeks ago, 3 small incisions 2 small and a bigger one, the bigger one bleed a little but no pain what might reason be??

I had appendix surgery couple weeks ago, 3 small incisions 2 small and a bigger one, the bigger one bleed a little but no pain what might reason be??

Seroma: Drainage can be from an infection, seroma, or stitch. If the area is not tender, swollen, on going, or you have fevers, it's unlikely to be infected. IF The trees let me take it should resolve on its own with time. I would call your surgeons office to check in with them. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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I had appendix surgery on friday 2/21/15 and went to see my surgeon monday 3/2/15 and he said I could start running now is it safe??

I had appendix surgery on friday 2/21/15 and went to see my surgeon monday 3/2/15 and he said I could start running now is it safe??

Yes: If you're surgeon gave you the go-ahead, it should be safe. I would ease into it, however. You have to realize that you've been out of training since the surgery, so start out slowly. Good luck. ...Read more

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After appendix surgery, and you are an athlete, you start instance training after 5 weeks, could their be some damage in the stomach?

No: The large intestine site of the appendix, is healed by then and no strenuous activities would affect the remaining healing process. ...Read more

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I had my appendix surgery 3 years back since then I have similar pain in my operated area and vomiting. Appendiceal opening still seen in colonscopy?

I had my appendix surgery 3 years back since then I have similar pain in my operated area and vomiting. Appendiceal opening still seen in colonscopy?

Hernia/scar/adhesion: Pain at scar site may be from a small incisional hernia, scar itself, lacerated nerve etc. Appendiceal opening can still be seen if a small stump was left behind at time of operation. Vomiting is most likely not related to that operation unless you have adhesions causing obstruction. CT scan may provide further information. ...Read more

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I had an appendix surgery a week and half ago and today I have bad gas and feel nauseous. Should I be concerned about this?

I had an appendix surgery a week and half ago and today I have bad gas and feel nauseous. Should I be concerned about this?

No: In fact it is a really good sign to be passing gas after surgery. It shows the bowel is working again. Nausea is also common after surgery. If you develop severe increased pain or high fevers, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a appointment with a general surgeon for a hernia from a old appendix surgery what? Should I ask him? And will surgery be a must?

I have a appointment with a general surgeon for a hernia from a old appendix surgery what? Should I ask him? And will surgery be a must?

Incisional hernia: Hernia at an old scar site is called incisional hernia. Docs recommend hernia repair as they can become dangerous to your health with incarceration. Which means one of your organs, (a loop of bowel), gets stuck in the hernia. Take a friend with you to help ask questions. Ask about risk, mesh, recurrence, technique, restrictions and length of recovery. ...Read more

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Thank You Doctor. ...I got an appendix surgery ion 18th of May, 2015 after week there was a pain in my bladder until I go for urine. And yes it was l?

Thank You Doctor. ...I got an appendix surgery ion 18th of May, 2015 after week there was a pain in my bladder until I go for urine. And yes it was l?

Need evaluation: If you have surgery in May, and still have pressure symptoms on urinary bladder, need to see your surgeon to make sure you did not have loculated pus pocket (s) on the top of bladder & pelvis, some times in bad ruptured one will form abscess in pelvis, may need drainage after localization by radiologist. ...Read more

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Had appendectomy that reveal focal mucosal lessons and hemorrhage of the appendix. No pain until yesterday pain is the same b4 surgery.?

Had appendectomy that reveal focal mucosal lessons and hemorrhage of the appendix. No pain until yesterday pain is the same b4 surgery.?

Follow up with Surg: Post operative pianos common but if moderately severe you should be seen immediately. Post op pain is not to be taken lightly and should be addressed especially abdominal surgery. Contact the surgeons office today. ...Read more

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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