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I had an appendix operation in January 2009 and after 3 weeks i was fine and continued with my daily activities. However on 13th November 2009 i attended a church programe where we were required to do a 3 day dry fasting, before the end of the first day, i starting feeling pains on the operation site, so i discontinued. I when to the hospital and the doctor said there is inflamation and gave drugs. The pain has reduced, but have not gone completely, if i walk if like i can't use my right leg, constant pain on my lower back. I can't wear shoes due to the pain. I have done a scan and nothing was found.i have also done test for ulcer, negative, i eat well and no digestive pain.

what could be wrong with me?

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replied December 21st, 2009
Appendix and Appendicitis Answer A8636

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Your concern is regarding the pain that you are having on the lower right abdomen after the appendectomy. The first possibility that is common after an abdominal surgery is adhesion formation in the abdomen. This can result in dull to severe pain at the site of the operation. We also have to rule out other medical causes which may arise independent of the operative procedure. These include bowel obstruction, ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome, kidney obstruction or pyelonephritis, psoas abscess and volvolus (twisting of the sigmoid part of the large bowel on itself).

Investigations like ultrasound abdomen, CT abdomen and colonoscopy are required to confirm a diagnosis. Please consult a gastroenterologist and get it examined.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are advised to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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