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How long should I wait to get pregnant after an Appendectomy ?

( appendicitis operation open belly )how many months should we wait before getting pregnant again? hi doctor and thanks in advance for your answer. we have already a healthy boy of 3 and half years .at the time during pregnancy my wife had appendicitis inflammation we used injections of ampicilinium and every thing was ok . she had a natural birth .1 month ago after being advised by doctors on not having the second pregnancy without putting away the same risk with appendicitis .so we got operated traditional way and every thing seems to be ok. how much should we wait now for the second baby ?your opinion please.
Asked On : Mon, 30 May 2011
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Since you have already had the appendectomy done, you can again try for the next child as soon as your wife feels perfectly alright. The overall status of the region where the appendix was located before can be known after consultation with your physician who can either do a routine ultrasound or if necessary a CT scan of that region to know the status of the base of the appendix. If everything is normal, then you should go ahead with your next child. Hope this helps. Regards.
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