Health Tip: Recovering From Appendectomy08/05/13
(HealthDay News) -- Appendectomy is often required to remove an
inflamed or infected appendix. Taking time to recover properly can
help you get on your feet faster.
Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests how to recover from an
- Make sure you keep the incision dry and clean, and follow your
doctor's instructions for bathing.
- If you have staples or stitches, they will be removed during a
follow-up visit with the doctor.
- If you have adhesive strips, keep them clean and dry. In a few
days, they're designed to fall off.
- Take care when standing for long periods, as this may make your
incision and abdominal muscles ache.
- Take a pain reliever recommended by your doctor, and while you
should engage in light walking and movement, avoid strenuous
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