The surgical removal of the appendix is called appendectomy. The appendix is removed if it becomes painful and inflamed (appendicitis). Appendix if not removed right away in acute cases of appendicitis, it can burst and infect the abdominal cavity.

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I have persistent right lower abdominal and central pain, despite undergoing an appendectomy. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,A week ago, I had right lower abdominal pain. This resulted in an appendectomy. The appendix was inflamed when taken out. I now have right lower abdominal and central pain a week after the appendectomy. This started maybe a day or two after surgery. It is subsiding, but it still hurts quit...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As a pulse, blood pressure is normal. It seems to be due to gastritis. Take very simple and light foods for five days. Take the capsule Pan D (Pantoprazole) on an empty stomach for five days. Send me a follow-up after three days. Also monito...  Read Full »

My stomach gurgles all the time, which has increased over the last week. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Why does my stomach gurgle all the time? I have noticed my stomach has been gurgling louder than it used to within the past couple of weeks. I had my appendix removed six weeks ago, and I am not sure if that has anything to do with it. Kindly help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Akant Kaushal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly the removal of the appendix has nothing to do with gurgles. It looks like gastritis, which could be due to any of the following reasons: Excessive consumption of oily and spicy foods. Smoking and overconsumption of alcohol, tea, or coffee. Lack of physical act...  Read Full »

What causes fleshy growth over the appendicectomy stitches?

Query: Hi doctor, Four years ago, I had an appendicitis surgery. There is a flesh like growth¬†where the stitches are placed. What should I do now? How to get it removed?  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The fleshy lumps you are feeling in the incision area are granulomas due to the body reaction against the material of the stitches.Sometimes, they go away using anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics. So, I would suggest Clarithromycin and Ibuprofen twice daily for 10 da...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain after eating pulse post appendix surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My appendix was operated (open surgery) five months ago. I ate pulse one week ago and I feel little pain in this area. Can this wound be cured?  Read Full »

Dr. Mahwish Dildar Abbasi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A pulse or legume, that has a specific kind of sugar called oligosaccharide which cannot be broken down by the human body on its own. For breaking of these oligosaccharides, bacteria in intestines come into action and break these sugars by fermentation and as a result,...  Read Full »

Why is there pain in the rigth lower abdomen even after appendicitis surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my appendix removal surgery before twenty days via laparoscopy. I am having pain in the right lower abdomen for the past three to four days. Ultrasound shows mild post-operation fluid build-up. I have enclosed my USG report. Is this serious? What does this mean? Please advise ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmad Saeed Ahmad Meleha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). When anybody has an intra-abdominal inflammation, there will be inflammatory fluids, which is described as a fluid collection. This inflammatory fluid irritates the abdomen and develops a pain. ...  Read Full »

Would antibiotics affect birth control?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an appendectomy last week and they have started me on antibiotics, Flagyl, through an IV. Would this affect my birth control? Should I be using other protection?  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Flagyl (Metronidazole) as such has no effect on birth control. You need not take any extra precautions for the sake of Flagyl itself. But, if you were on pills earlier and had to discontinue due to surgery, then, of course, you need other protection. To know the methods o...  Read Full »

I have a hernia and an appendicolith without any symptoms of appendicitis. Should I get an appendicectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a CT scan 17 months ago for a non-related issue (kidney stone). A 7 mm linear calcified appendicolith was found on the scan within the proximal appendix without evidence of inflammation. I have no prior history of appendicitis and have had no related symptoms. I recently co...  Read Full »

Dr. R. Rahul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your medical history, I understand your confusion about what to do. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The CT (computed tomography) finding for your appendix does not per se require surgery. But since you ...  Read Full »

Is the sharp pain in my stomach normal after an appendectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an appendectomy about two weeks ago with no complications, but since then I have been having sharp pains in my stomach similar to how the appendicitis felt. Both on the lower right and left. My back has also been sore and I have been severely constipated with sometimes green or y...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These can happen occasionally for two to three weeks. If you do not have any fever, then it is alright. Have soft feeds and lots of water daily. Avoid constipating foods like maize-based foods, bakery foods, etc. Take some mild analgesics like Buscopan (Butylscopolamin...  Read Full »

I have pain and diarrhea after appendectomy. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My ten-year-old daughter had an appendectomy two days back. She was in horrible pain after that. They wished to send her home, but they decided to keep her in hospital since the pain could not be controlled with Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Then the following day, she had terrible diarrhea. She...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadiminty Raghuvamsi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Having severe pain and diarrhea post-surgery is a point of concern. From your description, there are two possibilities. Firstly, it may be a complication from surgery that needs to be clinically examined by the operating surgeon, evaluated, and managed accordingly....  Read Full »

Does an appendectomy change bowel movements?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having trouble going to the bathroom. The stool is usually small, and I feel I am unable to push everything out. Often have to push hard and strain hard to get a small amount of stool out. I am constantly bloated, and it can be quite uncomfortable at times. This has been going on fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand you must be very concerned about this ongoing problem. Well, the appendix operation may have started all this. The abdominal cavity is opened via any surgery. It always probes the bowel (small and large bowel) to respond differently in some because h...  Read Full »

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