Eat Snakehead Fish After Appendicitis Surgery?

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After appendectomy, can I eat snakehead fish or not? Thanks

1 Answer:

Hi Arnita,


Inflammation of the appendix usually requires surgery. Appendectomy can be in the form of keyhole surgery and open surgery. In keyhole surgery, the healing process is relatively faster than open surgery. After surgery, patients can carry out light activities as usual about 2-3 weeks postoperatively, but for strenuous activities or strenuous sports, it is recommended to delay until 3 months postoperatively or as directed by the operating doctor.


After surgery, digestive conditions will return to normal gradually within a few hours to a few days depending on the condition of each patient. Generally, patients can start drinking water a few hours after surgery. The doctor will usually perform an examination to assess your bowel sounds. If there are bowel sounds or you can fart, the doctor usually starts to allow you to drink water first.


Then the doctor will give you a special diet for the next few days. At first the doctor will give you soft food first, then the texture of the food will be gradually increased until you can eat food as usual.


If you are currently still being treated at the hospital, you should consume the food provided by the hospital because the food prepared for you must have been adapted to your condition, both in terms of texture and nutrients. If you want to eat food from outside the hospital, first consult with the doctor who treats you.


However, if you are currently allowed to go home and previously in the hospital you were allowed to eat as usual, then there are no dietary restrictions for you. To help speed up recovery, you can consume foods rich in protein. All types of fish, including snakehead fish, can be consumed because they contain high protein which is good for healing. Try to avoid stimulating foods such as soda, spicy, sour, and high fat for a while.


Here is an article that relates to the topic of your question:


An appendectomy


Thanks and hope it helps,


dr. Devika Y

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