The Process Of Recovery Of The Former Drain Hole After Appendicitis?
At noon, I had completed appendicitis 3 days ago, but there was a drain in my stomach. Which caused my stomach to have a hole (for drain). I want to ask, how is the continuation of the drain hole? Do you need stitches again to close it? Thank you for the answer that will be given.
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Appendectomy (appendectomy) is the definitive treatment for inflamed appendicitis (appendicitis). With this operation, complaints experienced by patients can improve, and the potential for serious complications (ie intestinal perforation) can be prevented. If there are no other complications, after surgery, the healing process will take about 1 to 4 weeks, and the patient can return to normal activities without significant obstacles. The fast or slow healing process can vary depending on the severity of appendicitis that occurs (whether complications have occurred or not), the type of surgery performed (laparoscopic or laparotomy), general health conditions of patients, post-operative wound care, activities that sufferers do, and many other factors.
The condition of your appendicitis scars that are not completely closed, but given drain, usually occurs when there is an infection. This drain is made with the intention to make way for pus and inflammatory cells to get out and not accumulate in the abdominal cavity. While monitoring the fluid coming out of the drain, the doctor will also give you some treatment, such as giving drugs to treat infections as well as relieve clinical symptoms that arise. Do not forget, this drain also needs to be kept clean so that the infection can be overcome properly.
Generally, if the signs of infection have improved, the fluid coming out of the drain (pus, blood, or other fluids) has also been cleared, and your general health condition has improved, this drain will be removed, then sutured to close it. However, if no significant improvement is seen, or more abnormal fluid appears, the doctor can also re-operate.
You can consult directly with a surgeon who operated on you before handling steps as what later needs to be done. At this time, you should focus on keeping the drainage area clean, by cleaning it according to the doctor's advice. Avoid using clothes and pants that are too tight, keep your stomach area moist, eat healthy and nutritious food, and undergo post-operative appendicitis treatment as recommended by the doctor.
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