Is flying safe after an appendectomy?

Posted on Mon, 21 Nov 2016 in Abdominal Pain
Question: I had my appendix out on Saturday night and am meant to be flying from london to the Netherlands on Thursday. There were no complications and it was all done laporoscopic
(Sorry about spelling) the flight is one hour do you think this is ok?
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes, it is OK if there are no symptoms and signs of any problem.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history of Laparoscopic appendectomy on Saturday night - no complications - meant to fly from London to Netherlands on Thursday - one hour flight - wants to know whether this is ok ...

Thursday will be 5th post-op day and if there are no complications, you can certainly take one hour flight.
I hope your operating team must have given you a go-ahead.

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