Pain and tenderness coming back after appendectomy

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HI, I had my appendix out via keyhole surgery about 2 1/2 weeks ago. My appendix hadn't ruptured but it was chronically inflamed as I apparently had appendicitis in September but was wrongly diagnosed in hospital.

Everything seemed to be healing ok and the pain was easing, but exactly 2 weeks after the op I noticed the site where my original pain was had become very sore and tender again, and I then also got what felt like muscle pain under my ribs. I saw my GP and got signed off work for a couple more days, and he sent me for urgent bloods. My bloods all came back fine but he told me to go to A&E if I was still in pain on the Saturday (yesterday) as he thought the pain should have gone by this time. The pain eased again and was fine until yesterday afternoon, after I had taken a train journey and walked more than I have for a while. Now I am very sore again. Is it possible I have just done a bit too much and strained myself? I don't want to go to A&E as the pain isn't bad enough to feel like an emergency but I really don't know what's happening. Does this sound normal? I'm really anxious and frustrated as I've been in pain since September and I thought everything would have resolved by now!

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  • Posted

    I have same problem. Mine on left side of stomach under incision from appendectomy. Had mine out in oct. feels like when I walk or rum & get pain. Like a knot. When I went back for check up dr said I was o k & that pain could last up to a year. Wakes me up at night. Is this normal

    • Posted

      I also have a lot of pain under one of my incisions but the others are ok! Sounds like maybe what we're experiencing is normal but it is worrying!

  • Posted

    My appendix ruptured in June, I had appendectomy and bowel resection.  I'm still having pain and tenderness in my lower right abdomen.  My doctor said , it's going to take time.  Hope you feel better soon.

    • Posted

      Sorry to hear this - must be horrible to have it for so long. Thanks. You too!
  • Posted

    Hey Rachel, I'm experiencing the same thing for nearly three years, did you find an answer?

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