Weight Loss, Dizziness And Lower Left Abdominal Pain After 3 Weeks Of Appendectomy?
Good afternoon.rnI had appendectomy 3 weeks ago. But now I feel my weight has dropped drastically and what I feel is a very reduced appetite, fever, dizziness, sometimes I feel pain in the lower left side of the stomach.rnPlease help with the explanation.rnThank you
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Drastic weight loss can be related to inadequate nutritional intake, for example if you experience a decrease in appetite. Decreased appetite, accompanied by fever, dizziness, and pain in the lower left abdomen can cause various causes. If you have previously had appendicitis surgery, then this condition may be related to peritonitis (infection of the membrane covering the abdominal cavity) which can occur due to the spread of infection in the surgical scar.
In addition, a series of complaints that you experience may arise due to other causes that are not always related to your previous surgery history, for example:
Premenstrual syndrome Viral or bacterial infections Intra-abdominal tumors (tumors in the abdominal cavity) Gastroenteritis (infection of the digestive tract) Irritable bowel syndrome Inflammatory bowel disease Dyspepsia (increased stomach acid) Urinary tract infections Ovarian cysts (fluid-filled sacs that form in the ovaries) Endometriosis (abnormal endometrial tissue outside the uterus) Ovarian cancer (malignant tumors in the ovaries), and so on. There are quite a number of possible diagnoses that can cause your various complaints at this time. Therefore, it is difficult to determine the best treatment without doing a physical examination directly. It is recommended that you visit the nearest health facility directly to undergo further examination. If necessary, the doctor will perform supporting tests, such as ultrasound, x-rays, laboratory tests, and so on so that the diagnosis can be made correctly.
At this time, you should fight your decreased appetite by continuing to eat, even in small portions, but often. Vary the daily food menu so that your appetite increases. Limit foods that are too spicy and contain a lot of gas. You can compress the left lower abdomen that hurts using warm water while elevating your left leg when lying down (for example by propping up a pillow or hanging). Wear comfortable clothes, limit lifting heavy objects, and also avoid the habit of holding back the urge to urinate. If the fever and pain are very bothersome, you can take paracetamol first to ease it.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah