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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes pain in stomach after appendectomy?

I had undergone a acute appendicitis operation approximately a month ago. It was a open surgery and the stitches were of the dissolvable type. After my operation i feel fine no pain in my stomach area but like recently from last two days ive been having itching sensation along the stitches and today there was pus not much but very little almost a drop. Should i be worried ?
Tue, 11 Jul 2017
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Anesthesiologist 's  Response
Hi, I have gone through your question. I am a practicing anaesthesiologist and pain consultant.
You have undergone surgery nearly a month ago, it's very unlikely to have wound infection after such long period.
You don't worry, but at the same time don't neglect it also. Consult your operating surgeon, if needed he may re-explore the wound to clean it. As well as he may start you on some antibiotics.
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