Appendectomy

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 pain and diarrhea after appendectomy. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My 10 year old daughter had an appendectomy two days back. She was in horrible pain after that. They wished to send her home, but since the pain could not be controlled with Tylenol or Ibuprofen they decided to keep her in hospital. Then the next morning she had bad diarrhea. She went aro...  Read Full »


Dr. Raghu

General Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 which needs to be clinically examined by the operating surgeon, evaluated and managed accordingly. Secon...  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 Meleha

General Practitioner, General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 pai...  Read Full »

USG shows appendicitis. Do I need surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. Whenever I have indigestion and gas formation in my stomach, I feel pain in the right side of my stomach. So, I did a whole abdomen USG. It shows appendicitis. I did blood ESR test also. Attached are the reports. As per my doctor's suggestion, I am having be...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had seen your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and CBC (complete blood count) is not showing any shift to the left or high total count. You have mild appendicitis infection. For that, medical management will be beneficial. You have been prescribed...  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 D Abbasi

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 resul...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 metho...  Read Full »

Is it normal to vomit after three days of an appendix surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister went through appendix surgery three days back. She vomited yesterday when we were taking her home and then we took her back to the hospital. The doctor gave an injection for vomiting and discharged her. Today, she vomited again at 7 pm. We need your expert advice if this is no...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it is just vomiting without fever or pain in the abdomen and otherwise passing flatus and stools and able to eat well rest of the day, then it should be fine. Try to walk her around. If any of the above symptoms, any distress or discharge from the surgical wound i...  Read Full »

I have sharp pain in my stomach after an appendectomy. Is this normal?

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

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 a fleshy growth over the stitches of appendicectomy. What is it?

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. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 d...  Read Full »

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