Hello, I just had an appendectomy on August 1 2018. Coming home today, why does the upper part of the stomach around the stomach feel full? Like bloating. Intestines like there is movement. Is this normal? How long will it take? thank you
The emergence of discomfort or pain after surgery is one of the complications of surgical procedures that often occur. In appendectomy, complaints can generally be accompanied by gastrointestinal disorders because surgery is performed on the stomach and is related to the digestive organs. This condition is a normal condition and can be experienced by everyone after the surgery procedure so you don't have to worry too much if you experience it. A person generally takes several weeks to be able to carry out normal activities, however, the complaints experienced can last even several months after surgery.
However, you need to be alert if the complaint you are experiencing is very disturbing or unnatural. If the complaint is very serious / very disturbing then you should consult with the doctor who treats you so that the doctor can check your condition and provide appropriate treatment if necessary.
In addition to consulting a doctor, you can also make the following suggestions regarding these complaints:
Avoid conditions that can trigger complaints
Consume nutritious and protein-rich foods to support the healing process
Take medication as directed by your doctor
Take control as directed by the doctor
Immediately consult a doctor if complaints persist or worsen
May be useful,