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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0168
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Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and h…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix - surgery
Appendicitis
Subjects (LCSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix (Anatomy)--Surgery
Appendicitis
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and have sex. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1895, "Appendicectomie", is also available.
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Prepared by: General Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0168
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1895
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L’appendice est un petit organe en forme de tube qui est joint à votre intestin. L’inflammation ou l’infection de l’appendice se nomme une appendicite. S’il n’est pas traité, un appendice enflammé ou infecté peut éclater et causer une infection grave dans la paroi interne de l’abdomen (péritonite). La présente brochure vous explique ce qui se passe après votre chirurgie et comment participer à vos soins. On y traite du contrôle de l’inconfort, des soins des incisions, de la saine alimentation, …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic
Alternate Title
Appendectomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix - surgery
Appendicitis
Subjects (LCSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix (Anatomy)--Surgery
Appendicitis
Abstract
L’appendice est un petit organe en forme de tube qui est joint à votre intestin. L’inflammation ou l’infection de l’appendice se nomme une appendicite. S’il n’est pas traité, un appendice enflammé ou infecté peut éclater et causer une infection grave dans la paroi interne de l’abdomen (péritonite). La présente brochure vous explique ce qui se passe après votre chirurgie et comment participer à vos soins. On y traite du contrôle de l’inconfort, des soins des incisions, de la saine alimentation, de l’activité (retour au travail, conduite automobile, rapports sexuels) et des soins de suivi. Les symptômes exigeant des soins médicaux immédiats sont indiqués.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Appendectomy" pamphlet 0168. The appendix is a small tube-like organ that is attached to your intestine (bowel). An inflamed or infected appendix is called appendicitis. If not treated, the inflamed or infected appendix can burst and cause a serious infection in the lining of the abdomen (peritonitis). This pamphlet explains what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. Topics are: controlling discomfort, care of your incision, healthy eating, activity (returning to work, driving, sex), and follow-up care. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted.
Responsibility
Reviewed by: Division of General Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1895
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