Swelling After Appendicitis?

, I want to ask post-appendectomy surgery. My operation is like a large incision and the stitches were opened 11 days after surgery. Exactly 2 weeks, I started working again. The first day of work, quite a lot of walking and right when I feel like the surgery feels like a bit swollen. But after resting, the normal stitches return. Tomorrow, I reduce walking activity, and go home it’s not too swollen. When at home, the former operation is normal, if held like a nonjol line. Antibiotics have been used up and are now using ointments from doctors. The doctor doesn’t need further consultation. My question is, is this common? And this has recovered right? Thx

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There is a history of appendicitis surgery, stitches have been taken, and has undergone a recovery period of more than 2 weeks, so in general you are currently in a recovery period. After appendectomy or appendectomy, you can undergo a full recovery period of about 6 weeks after surgery, so that if you currently feel the area of ​​operation feels swollen or uncomfortable when active or long enough to walk, then this is a reasonable condition , so you should start to pay attention to your limitations to help with this recovery period.
Some things you need to know after the appendectomy procedure you have lived, some things you will encounter, such as:
1. After the operation is finished, and your clinical condition is stable, then you are allowed to go home from the hospital
2. The doctor will plan a control schedule for evaluation after surgery
3. complaints of pain you will usually feel a few days after surgery. In addition, complaints of nausea, chills, decreased appetite, stomach cramps, diarrhea or inflammation of the wound can also be found
4. During the recovery period and the surgical wound has not dried up, the doctor will recommend resting and controlling your activities
5. the medicines you give can be consumed according to doctor's orders
6. At the time of control, the surgical wound and stitches and your clinical condition will be evaluated, and if the doctor has stated that the surgical wound is good, then stitches can be taken that indicate the inner and outer wounds have healed and there are no complications from surgery. After control, the doctor can provide information when you can start working gradually
7. after that, the doctor still advises to keep the burden of activity and pressure on the abdominal cavity so that it is not too excessive, so that the recovery period after surgery and after stitches are taken will help speed up recovery which can last about 6 weeks
8. some accompanying complaints can also be encountered after several weeks of operation or after stitches are taken, such as
a. tension in the area of ​​operation
b. pain in the operating area
c. complaints of itching in the scar area
d. thickening of the skin in the operating area

Therefore, in general, all accompanying complaints that you feel is a natural thing you encounter, especially when your activity increases, lack of sleep, stress, increased abdominal cavity pressure (straining), carrying heavy loads (like a bag) or when you walk far. So during this recovery period, you should be more relaxed and limit your activity load according to ability. And in this recovery period, you should also do a light stretch to help the recovery period and speed up your recovery. Do a light and gradual stretch of the abdominal muscles to the feet, thereby helping to reduce accompanying complaints that may make you uncomfortable.
However, if this complaint still disturbs you after passing 5 or 6 weeks from the time of surgery, then you should consult directly with your surgeon, so that the doctor can see and do a direct examination on the area of ​​this complaint. By looking directly, the doctor can determine whether this condition is a reasonable recovery process or because of other medical conditions, such as infection, inflammation of skin tissue, or because of muscle tension in the area around the operating area. The results of the examination will be a reference for your care and treatment.
Thus the info we can convey.
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