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


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Dr. Noushif. M

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Published At October 31, 2017
Reviewed AtJuly 27, 2023

Patient's 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 yellow stool and pain when I try to use the bathroom. I am just wondering if this is all normal or do I need to see the doctor.

Answered by Dr. Noushif. M


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 (Butylscopolamine), Paracetamol, etc., when you have severe pain.
  • Take some stool softener like syrup Cremaffin (liquid paraffin, Magnesium hydroxide, and Sodium Picosulfate).
  • If it still does not settle, and you have any other added symptoms, consult the surgeon and get an ultrasound scan of the abdomen done.

For more information consult a medical gastroenterologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Noushif. M
Dr. Noushif. M

Surgical Gastroenterology

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