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Pain in the surgical area post appendix operation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My daughter is having problems with a post surgery
User :   She had her appendix taken out 5 months ago and she's been in pain
Doctor :   ok
User :   (in the surgical spot)
User :   We tried a cat scan and a blood test
User :   Both are normal
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   What now?
User :   She's in a lot of pain
User :   I guess that's about it. We don't know what to do. Maybe it's scar tissue build up? Is there anything else that it could be?
Doctor :   does it pain all over abdomen or justscar
Doctor :   area
User :   only scar area
Doctor :   does she vomit
User :   Exactly where her appendix used to be and the other surgical incisions
Doctor :   is there any fever
User :   No puke
User :   No fever
User :   Everything else is normal
Doctor :   any history of diarrhoea
User :   No
User :   Everyting is fine, just the pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would sugest its probably infection
User :   But the blood tests were normal. Wouldn't there be more white blood cells?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it can also occcur
Doctor :   if there is tension suturing

Doctor :   is there any bleed
Doctor :   from the scar
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