What is Appendectomy?

Removal of appendix is called appendectomy. An appendix is infected and inflamed causing great pain in abdomen. Appendix is attached to cecum of large intestine. Appendix is a non-functional organ. It is ligated at the end and separated from cecum and taken out.

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iju st found out that a friend of a friend is 3month pregnancy,the just told her that she had appendectomy and the doctor want to give a operation;but she said no the operation would out the baby at if she dont have a operation she will be at risk to right.
Hello dear,I understand your concern.In my opinion any non.emergency procedure is planned in 2nd trimester.But for emergency conditions like appendicitis and when there is definitive indication for surgery it is good to opt for surgery because mother be at risk if not done.Its not for sure that...
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Hi I had an appendectomy at the end of may. I have notice I sometimes pass blood within my stool. can you advise is this a common effect after an appendix removal as everything I have read indicates this may be a symptom but not necessarily so long after the operation
It is unusual for blood in stool to be related to appendicectomy so long after the operation. I usually see it in the first week after operation.

THis may be an unrelated cause like a polyp or some other infection. It would be worthwhile to get a stool examination done and also an detailed rectal...
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Oldest daughter has been having lower right side pain for 10 years. we think its her appendix. in and out of hospitals everything normal from all the tests over all the years. so without insurance how much does a appendectomy cost with doctors,hospital,etc.
Well, the cost of appendix removal depends upon which city, which hospital , which facility you want , whether you want an open appendectomy or Laparoscopic and so many such factors.
History of 10 years of pain in lower abdomen can not be due to appendicitis as by this time it would have ruptured...
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my daughter had a laparoscopic appendectomy 24 hours ago and has been sent home. her temperature is now 99.2. The discharge instructions said to call the dr for a high temp of 101.5 of higher. Is a low grade temp 24 hours after appendectomy normal. she is not on antibiotics and they gave her a dose of mefoxitin (spelling?) during surgery.
Low grade temperature is not unusual post surgical procedure and if she is otherwise well then she definitely does not need any antibiotics. Instead she should continue to take antipyretics/analgesics like paracetamol every 6-8 hrly for 2days to keep her comfortable. You should get in touch with...
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I was experiencing pain in my left hip, so I was sent for an xray by my GP. At the hospital the two radiology nurses were really shocked to see a foreign object in my right thigh (not the sore leg). They said it looked like a needle and asked if I'd ever had any accidents. I told them I hadn't. I phoned my family when I got home and my parents and older siblings did not recollect any accidents involving me and sewing needles.
I had an appendectomy 10 months ago and I was wondering if this needle could have been left inside me. Is it possible for a needle to travel to my upper thigh?
I'd been ringing my GP about the results for a month but the hospital hadn't forwarded it, despite the fact that they told me it would take 5 working days, or 10 max.
When I was attending the Diabetes clinic yesterday (I have type 1), I mentioned it to the doctor who was able to retrieve the xrays on her computer. She was really shocked and said that it looked like a sewing needle. I told her about the appendectomy and she said that may have been left inside me. She is a junior doctor so she got the consultant to come and have a look. He said it couldn't be from the surgery as it was too far away from that site. Both of these doctors are medical doctors, however, not surgeons. He seemed more worried about the hospital's liability, which I have no interest in. I just want the truth. He then said that it couldn't be a needle because it would be hurting me.
Today I got a phone call from my GP and he seemed certain that it is a sewing needle. He told me to see him next week and said that I'd probably be referred to the hospital.
I feel that this needle is from the surgery, I have never had any accidents with needles and I've never partook in sewing. I don't understand this. Do you think it is possible that a surgery needle left inside me since my appendectomy 10 months ago could have travelled into my right thigh? It's the upper right thigh and it's to the left hand side. Please give me your opinion
Absolutely no way.
Any foreign object,if left accidentally during APPENDICECTOMY can not travel down to the thigh.There is no second thought about it.
There is no use thinking on these lines.
There is some other reason for the presence of this foreign object in upper thigh....
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I am 28 years old and before my appendectomy I was very sexually active. I am still in the recovery phase from the surgery that I had 6 days ago. The surgery was an emergency appendectomy as my appendix ruptured while being transferred from one hospital to another. I have not had an erection since the surgery and am worried that there may be something wrong.
Thanks for query .
You have been going through critical phase of illness due to acute perforative Appendicitis and surgery for the same..

It is natural for any one not to get erection during such illness.

Do not worry .Recover completely from this illness and you will see your erection...
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I had an appendectomy in sept of this year and in the past week I have been experiencing a dull to sharp pain in my lower right abdomen. The pain is followed by a bm. The pain is strong enough to be concerning and certainly not a "cramp". Any suggestions?
HI. It is almost 8 months and probably this pain is not concerning the appendix or appendectomy.
There is BM after pain can be suggestive of colitis- inflammation of a large bowel. Proper course of antibiotic and metronidazole should solve the problem. On a safer side get one ultrasonography done...
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my sister has just 1 month ago done appendectomy with infection and purulent inflammation, but right now she is have another problems she has right kideny stone, ovarian cyst(pus cells incerease in urine report), hepatomegaly, doctor told that she has possibility of stomach TB, so do mantoux test, if this test is positive then ?????
Hello and welcome to the
I have read the query in details.

* The Mantoux test is not confirmatory of TB , we recommend a stomach
biopsy for the same.
* When confirmed an Anti tuberculous therapy according to the WHO
guidelines till help to recover best.

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My husband had laproscopy appendectomy day before yesterday. He was only able to pass urine nearly 20 hours later and has been able to open bowels only this morning. His stomach was very very bloated yesterday and he now has a tube inserted through his nose to collect bile. He has just vomitted a lot of green bile. He is also diabetic. I am worried that the docs are not telling me everything
Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist.

It can be paralytic ileus that is deceraser movemnt of the intestine which can occur after any abdominal surgery. It will take time 2 to 3 days, and will resolve itself. It can be confirmed by doing xray of abdomen which will...
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