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Appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, is a medical emergency. Usually treatment involves surgical removal of the appendix.

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The vermifom appendix or appendix in short, is a small part of the bowel or intestine. It is situated on the right side of the abdomen at the junction of the small and large intestines. It is a small narrow sac approximately 10 cm long and 1 cm wide. The appendix is a vestigial organ,...Read More

Posted on : Saturday, October 13, 2007 12:00 AM
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Hi, my friend has just had an emergency appendectomy and I noticed he had been drinking profusely for about 3weeks prior to the incident. He is a heavy drinker at the age of 20 and increased his alcohol intake lately to a phenomenal amount. Would this have had any effect on his development of acute appendicitis. I have found lots of articles on the link between smoking and appendicitis, but not alcohol consumption.
Replied on Monday, February 23, 2009 12:00 AM
Hi my daughter 13 years got opperated for appendicitis (open surgery) 10 days ago. Since the appendicitis was not in the normal place the cut was a bit long. After 10 days we have noticed a very tiny drop like yellowish thin fluid coming out of the cut in one particular place. Please advise why and what precaution to be taken.
Replied on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 12:00 AM

You need to call your doctor, it could be infected.
Replied on Monday, August 10, 2009 12:00 AM
hi, i just had an appendix operation (laperoscopy) about 3-4 months ago. My wounds are healed and have been going on with my normal life. But today, in fact, i am going for a duke of edinburgh trip: a 3 -4 day walk with us carrying a heavy rucksack filled with 3 days worth of food, cloth, sleeping bags etc. Advisable? please reply. thank you
Replied on Friday, July 3, 2009 12:00 AM
hey i'm 16 yrs old and i had my appendix operation about a month ago, recently or jst about a week ago i noticed that the cut under my belly button has something that is drak in colour, dark blue or black or grey, something along those lines. Does this mean that my cut is infected..i was meant to see the surgeon but was too busy catching up on my school work and exams.
Your help is very much appreciated,, thanks a lot
Replied on Thursday, July 23, 2009 12:00 AM

I just had my appendectomy 11 days ago, and my surgeon told me when the incisions start to heal they may turn black and blue. however, if you feel something isn't right, you should ask your dr. better safe than sorry...hope this helps!
Replied on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 12:00 AM
Do you know a Nursing Diangnosis that may relate to cardiovascular during the recovery process of the patient after appendectomy? Thanks =)
Replied on Sunday, August 30, 2009 12:00 AM

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