The Appendix Surgery Scar Is Painful?
Tonight, I want to ask if it is normal if I suddenly have pain in my appendix scar. And the pain was very severe, almost the same as when I first had appendicitis. I had surgery last November 2016 and it suddenly hurts now.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The appendix or appendix in Latin is a part of the large intestine which is located in the lower right part of the abdominal cavity. This section does not have a specific function in humans and if there is inflammation or blockage of the appendix, either due to feces or food waste, then appendicitis can occur, the only treatment is through the operation route.
Unlike skin and hair, the intestine is not an organ that can grow back after it is removed, so it is unlikely that the symptoms of appendicitis will recur after removal or surgery. Therefore, in your case, you should look for other possibilities for the pain you feel, namely:
Kidney stones Inflammation of the intestine such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis Urinary tract infection Inflammation of the pelvis in women
Because there is more than one reason, we suggest that you check your condition with a general practitioner or an internal medicine specialist to find out which possibility best describes your condition through a series of history, physical examination, and supports such as blood tests, urine tests, and ultrasound. The treatment you will receive later depends on the results of this assessment.
Meanwhile, avoid consuming spicy, acidic and oily foods, avoid drinking coffee and tea, warm compresses for the painful area, taking over-the-counter pain medications by reading the instructions for use listed, and taking regular breaks. Get well soon.