Cannot Move Feet A Week After Appendectomy?
Hi, I have theresia, I want to ask my sister after the appendix operation was about a week ago but she seemed unable to walk even moving her legs so she couldn’t guess why that was why
Good evening Theresia, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Appendectomy, or any operation in general, should not make someone who could walk could not walk. So what is experienced by your sister needs a special examination.
Because it needs to be seen, whether his inability to move was indeed because he felt very weak, or because there was pain that made his movements limited, or indeed he could not feel his legs. Then whether he can still feel when his feet pinched, the cold of the ice, or the warmth of warm compresses. All of these things will explain what happened to your sister. What is clear, this is very unnatural to occur as a result of appendicitis surgery.
Our advice, immediately consult your sister to a neurologist to get a thorough examination of his condition, including history, physical examination and support such as CT-scan, which if possible, should be done in the same hospital where he had surgery some time ago. This is so that the medical record can be seen, to find out whether there are complications of surgery or other things that are indicative of the condition he is experiencing now. The handling that will be received later depends on the results of this examination.
Meanwhile, because there is no specific thing that can be done, then immediately prioritize the examination and make an appointment with a neurologist as soon as possible, and make sure there is always someone accompanying your sister. If there is a condition that is critical, don't hesitate to take it immediately to the nearest emergency room. So, hopefully answering your question.