5 Things You Need to Know About Appendectomy Complications

An appendectomy is surgery performed to remove an inflamed or infected appendix. It's a common surgery and mostly goes off without a hitch. Sometimes, however, there may be appendectomy complications. Removal of the appendix may create other problems requiring immediate attention. Infection around the incision area may show up as red skin with drainage coming from the incision. Peritonitis is a much more serious appendectomy complication. This infection enters the blood stream and may become life-threatening. Abdominal tenderness, fever, vomiting and rapid heart rate may indicate peritonitis.

An appendectomy is surgery performed to remove an inflamed or infected appendix. It's a common surgery and mostly goes off without a hitch. Sometimes, however, there may be appendectomy complications. Removal of the appendix may create other problems requiring immediate attention. Infection around the incision area may show up as red skin with drainage coming from the incision. Peritonitis is a much more serious appendectomy complication. This infection enters the blood stream and may become life-threatening. Abdominal tenderness, fever, vomiting and rapid heart rate may indicate peritonitis.

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