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Appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, is a medical emergency. Usually treatment involves surgical removal of the appendix.

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APPENDICITIS

The vermifom appendix or appendix in short, is a small part of the bowel or intestine. It is situated on the right side of the abdomen at the junction of the small and large intestines. It is a small narrow sac approximately 10 cm long and 1 cm wide. The appendix is a vestigial organ,...Read More

Posted on : Saturday, October 13, 2007 12:00 AM
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my sister justhad her appendixs removed and it was leaking a litle, she is still very sick,unable to eat, very bloated and diahrea.i am very worried! her doctor is a crake!!!
thank you!
Replied on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 12:00 AM

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when can we start playing normal sports ,like soccer,cricket after having an laproscopic surgery for the appendicitis operation
Replied on Saturday, October 13, 2007 12:00 AM

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Normal activities, including sports, can be resumed 4-6 weeks after surgery.
Replied on Saturday, August 22, 2009 12:00 AM

Guest
hi, ive recently just had an operation to remove my appendix, i am a keen rugby player and weightlifter and obviously i have been warned not to participate in these activities as it could cause more problems i.e. hernia problems etc. i was just wondering if anyone could tell me how i would be able to recognise that my body is repaired sufficiently enough to continue my hobbies? and also when will it be safe to start cardiovascular exercise i.e. running on a treadmill?
Replied on Monday, October 15, 2007 12:00 AM

leanne
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hi i had my appendix out 18 days ago but got took in hospital 20 days ago the op went well and wounds healing well but have not been able to eat anything and am loosing lots of weight (about 1 and 1/2 stone). i feel tired and dizzy all time and my hands and feet are constantly freezing. so for the last 20 days av been living on 750ml of water a day av tried every food u can think of but keep being sick. all family getting worried but my doc said its fine. just wounderd if its happened to any1 else or if any1 got any advice? thanx
Replied on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 12:00 AM

Guest
please go get checked out my boyfriend is back in the emergency room since yesterday and it turned out to be something serious. he is not admitted again after being home for only 1 week.
Replied on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:00 AM

Guest
i meant he is now admitted with infectious abcess' which are a complication of surgery after a ruptured appendix. please get it checked out.
Replied on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:00 AM

Guest
My dear friend has the same issue. He had his appendix removed laparoscopy on Oct 20, was released the next day, slowly introduced diet, puked it all out on Oct. 24. Went back to ER on Oct. 25. IV connected. X-ray and CT scan completed on Oct 26 and found abscess on his lower abdomen pelvis area size of tennis ball. Docs say they cannot reach there to drain so they just put him in IV antibiotic [Zosyn] and IV fluid. The antibiotic is given every 6 hours. He can’t (not allowed) to take food/drinks by mouth. When we asked the doctor about draining the pus out he said your body will absorb it. My friend is stable with pain med, but I am concerned they are not taking the abscess out. Also, there is fluid in his stomach they said is normal after surgery and it too will be absorbed. What do you guys think? Similar experiences?
Replied on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 12:00 AM

willant_147
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My daughter has a few of the symptoms and we think that she may need the procedure done but are aprehensive about it because we are uncertain of the actual symptoms in comparison to other causes. How can we be assured that this is what it is until we actually get her diagnosed by a doctor or physician?


Chicago Family
Replied on Monday, January 12, 2009 12:00 AM
 




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