Lumbago After Appendicitis?
I still want to ask you a night, on April 27 yesterday I did appendicitis at night and incidentally after finishing surgery in the morning I had my period around 5-6 days. After a week after the operation the pain decreases even more scars can do activities as usual. But after two weeks later I tried to start coming to work, I had a chapter but it was a little difficult until finally it felt very painful divided by my heart and nausea wanted to vomit, tomorrow his stomach in his scar felt pain once in a while and I came again now. Even my waist sometimes hurts like a needle. Is that the effect of post-surgery? Or the effects of menstruation? Is that normal? Is menstruation at a nearby time normal?
Hello Maya, Thank you for the question.
The pain in the appendix surgery wound you can still experience because the wound is still in the process of healing. As long as the pain you feel is not constant and does not worsen (the stronger the intensity), there is nothing you need to worry about.
The normal menstrual cycle ranges from 21-35 days, which is calculated from the first day of menstruation to the first day of the next menstruation. Menstrual disorders, which occur more quickly, may be caused by physical stress after surgery. In addition, menstrual disorders can be caused by high levels of psychological stress, high levels of physical activity, drastic changes in body weight, strict diets, thyroid hormone disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome.
The back pain that you are experiencing is not related to the appendectomy that you experienced before. Complaints of back pain may be caused by menstruation that is happening. However, this complaint can also be caused by: kidney infection, kidney stones, muscle pain, hernia nucleus pulposus, narrowing of the spinal cord, and others. If complaints of back pain are still felt after you finish menstruation or if you experience other complaints such as pain during urination, frequent urination, difficulty holding urination, incomplete feeling after urination, difficult urination, fever, numbness or tingling in the legs, leg weakness, you should consult a doctor immediately about complaints of back pain. The doctor will ask further questions about your complaint, examine your physical body, and perform other tests such as urine examination, X-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan to find the cause. Further treatment will be given by the doctor after knowing the medical condition that causes the complaint.
For now, please monitor your menstrual cycle. If in the following month your menstrual cycle returns to normal, there is nothing you need to worry about. However, if menstrual disorders continue to occur, please consult with your obstetrician for further information. You are also encouraged to manage stress well, increase rest, avoid excessive physical activity, and avoid a strict diet. Furthermore, you are encouraged to do a warm compress on the diseased waist, consume more water, and avoid the habit of holding urinating.
I hope this helps.