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Formation of scar tissue after an appendectomy

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Nerve issuse under scar after appendix surgery almost 2yr after now.( ihad this done when i 20-21yrs old. doctors have ruled out hernia, and strain. (this is leaving me broke). how can i fix this issuse it has taken everything from me, and effected every part of my daily life. i cant due such works out like bench press, abs ect... **symptoms** are as followed, knot filling in lower abs, hurt like hell if i ever more wrong or to fast. i feel it all the way by the top half of my penis. loss of feeling in a lot lower half, legs ect. cold feet. swelling of stomache. lower back pain from time to time. effects love life from time to time, cold feet, bowel movement are a little differant, more gasy, ect.. it all coming from the main incision scar by my bell botton. please help, how can i get this fix, it depressing me, and leaving me with nothing. please let me how to go about it, and you know any doctorss in ill, that can help me this issuse. i am insured.
p.s pls put ur self in my shoes.



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replied February 7th, 2010
Appendix and Appendicitis Answer A9820


According to the data you provided (pain and knot feeling in lower abdomen, loss of feeling in lower half of legs, sweating of the stomach, appendix removed 07/2008) the symptoms might be related to scar tissue formed after the appendectomy (removal of appendix). Sometimes the inflamed appendix causes fluid to collect near the appendix. This fluid is usually completely absorbed within one week. However, in certain cases (particularly when there is stronger inflammation), the fluid might not be absorbed completely and part of it might help connective tissue to be formed.

This connective tissue might connect and pull close organs (including nerves), thus causing immense pain. The pain usually appears at certain positions and movements which are advised to be avoided.

You might want to visit an abdominal surgeon for a physical examination and suggestions about any surgical treatment options like removal of this connective tissue if this condition is life-debilitating for you.


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