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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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Hey Sabrina I'd have it checked as it very well may be appendicitis. Mine was removed 3 days ago and im so glad ive had it removed.

Before christmas i had abdominal pain and constipation for a few days but i dismissed it as just a general upset stomach due to something i had eaten. This Monday just past, I started having the same pain. I went to A & E on Wednesday and they touched the area and were very sure it was the appendix. Further tests confirmed it. I wasnt even gonna go to have it checked and when they said it was appendicitis i was shocked. I was in the theatre the next morning and had it removed.

After surgery, i was told the appendix was badly eroded and gangrenous. I told them about having pain in christmas time too and they told me i shouldve had it checked then as it couldve ruptured.

My advice to u is go to have it checked now. Its important to have it removed before it ruptures or starts decaying as it could affect your blood or other organs.

The actual surgery isnt a complicated one. I now feel bloated and constipated. The actual incision seems to be healing well. Many ppl report shoulder and neck pain and this is called co2 gas pain which occurs after surgery. Thankfully i only experienced this a bit the day after surgery.

To anyone out there who is experiencing abdominal pain without a knowing cause and think it may be the appendix dont be scared to have it checked out. I only went to hospital thinking it was normal cramps and im so happy iv had it removed before further complications.

Good luck Sabrina. I hope its just cramps ur experiencing but theres nothing like peace of mind. All the best

Replied on Sunday, February 7, 2010 12:00 AM

mine was removed march,21 and i wanna know if i can start playing soccer the doctor told me not to do nothing for 2weeks and i dont know after thoes two weeks pass if i can start agen
Replied on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 12:00 AM
I am 16 and I had an appendectomy a week ago. For the past week since my operation I have had a lot of pain in my right side. It is sore and very noticable when I walk, bend, breathe in hard, or hold any weight at all. Do you think I need to get this checked out and what could be causing it? I get my stitches out soon but im living on regular painkillers and have no appetite.
Replied on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 12:00 AM

the pain is caused from where they pump your abdomen full of air and it moves to the rest of your body, it hurts, i know, but if you just push through it and keep walkin it will be fine. i am 17 and my mom made me walk up and down my road once a day for a couple days, and i felt so much better a few days after, it hurts while your doing things but it will be for your benifit to do it anyway.
Replied on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 12:00 AM
I am 20 year old and I had appendicitis surgery 2 weeks back. I felt good in last two weeks, but suddenly developed pain in the appendix area. What should I do now?
Replied on Monday, May 24, 2010 12:00 AM
I am 23 years old and I had an appendicitis operation 8 months back. I sometimes still have pain in that area. What could the problem be and what should I do?
Replied on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:00 AM

I AM 28 YEARS OLD I HAD AN OPERATION 4 MONTHS.i sometimes still have pain in that area.how many kllograms or pounds to lift during my job.whatcould the problem be and what should i do?
Replied on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 12:00 AM

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