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    I had my appendix out via keyhole on Friday night, so 5 days ago. It didn't burst, but was apparently very close to and it was quite nasty. The consultant also mentioned septic fluid around the appendix area.

    I've not been eating normally - very irregular and very random foods. Lost appetite completely - I'm only eating because I have to and the simple thought of food makes me gag. I opened my bowel ever so slightly Wednesday evening but before that, didn't go since the op.

    I'm in a constant feeling of sickness and as of the past few hours have a burning in my stomach and a drawing pain in my back. Is this normal or has anyone experienced it?

    Thanks


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    You really need to talk to your doctor. No one on here is qualified enough or knows you well enough to comment.
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    Hi

    I had my appendix out via keyhole on Friday night, so 5 days ago. It didn't burst, but was apparently very close to and it was quite nasty. The consultant also mentioned septic fluid around the appendix area.

    I've not been eating normally - very irregular and very random foods. Lost appetite completely - I'm only eating because I have to and the simple thought of food makes me gag. I opened my bowel ever so slightly Wednesday evening but before that, didn't go since the op.

    I'm in a constant feeling of sickness and as of the past few hours have a burning in my stomach and a drawing pain in my back. Is this normal or has anyone experienced it?

    Thanks


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    I had keyhole for something else so don't have experience specifically but anesthesia does tend to make you feel a bit ill as does people poking around with you insides. I would think that that would ware off by now though.
    Did they mention anything about constipation or laxatives? I was given some after my lap incase I needed them since the preassure from the air they pump in can bung you up. If you can drink fine you might try prune or apple juice or peppermint tea to see if it helps at all. And if they did give you laxatives or say you could take them i'd give it a go.

    I wouldn't be too worried but do check with your doctor (preferably call the hospita that operated on you) to be safe since it is possible to have complications like infection or ruptures etc and it's deffinately worth finding hem early. The burning is what sounds most concerning to me as it could suggest an infection so be sure to mention that when you talk to them.
    Other options are 111 (NHS 24hr helpline), walk-in clinic, your GP. 999 or A&E if it gets suddenly much worse or you are physically sick.

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