Pain And Suppuration From The Appendix Scar?
I Ayu aged 20 years, 3 months ago I had appendicitis, but after 2 months I was affected by an abscess (free fluid) around the bladder and the connection outside also had pus already disappeared but it was still painful, and complaints of my stomach often cramps and stools continuously can be up to 5 times a day and nausea to the smell and vomiting, I also lost my appetite. thank you
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The condition after the appendix does have some complications and requires proper treatment. Some complications that can occur include:
- there is an infection in the wound which is usually marked with a discharge of pus, besides the surgical incision wound becomes reddish, warm, and swollen and appear more severe pain / pain. if it's more serious you can also have a fever.
- abscess or pus buildup. Pus here is formed because the body (white blood cells) try to control infections in the body, so that the dead white blood cells will accumulate to form pus / abscesses. This can cause painful lumps. However, this condition can be overcome by taking antibiotics as directed by your doctor.
- Ileus, is a condition in which there is a disruption in bowel movements that can be caused by various factors one of which after the surgical procedure in the abdomen including appendectomy. symptoms include flatulence, pain, nausea, difficulty defecating and urinating.
- occurrence of intestinal adhesions with other intestinal parts, abdominal cavity, and other abdominal organs. not so specific symptoms such as flatulence, pain, disturbed bowel movements, etc.
Generally recovery from appendicitis takes about 2-6 weeks and during the healing process it is advisable to diligently control and routine checks to check the healing of surgical wounds and the presence / absence of complications and adequate rest, not doing heavy activities, taking medication regularly and eat nutritious foods. However, if you have passed the 3-month period after surgery and still complain about the following conditions, we recommend being able to consult and re-check your condition to the surgeon who handles you. Conditions that you need to be aware of include:
- fever / cold
- redness, swelling, bleeding, or discharge in the wound section of the surgical incision.
- ongoing pain in the surgical wound
- throw up
- loss of appetite or unable to eat / drink
- pain, cramps, swelling in the abdomen
- diarrhea for 3 days or more
- no bowel movements
- ongoing cough, difficulty breathing, and shortness of breath.
Thus the information that we can convey, may be useful and thank you