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Do they usually remove appendix? Do they usually remove appendix?

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Unread 01-14-2006, 07:36 PM
Do they usually remove appendix?

I've heard that they often remove the appendix during a hysterectomy, but I don't know if they removed mine. Is it on the right side? How does one know if it in trouble?
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Unread 01-14-2006, 07:39 PM
Do they usually remove appendix?

No, they do not often remove your appendix during a hyst. They used to, but it is not necessarily the norm now. If you had your appendix removed, you would have signed a consent form to have an appendectomy. If you feel you have issues with your appendix, call your dr.
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Unread 01-14-2006, 07:44 PM
Do they usually remove appendix?

No, I concur with Weiser, you would have to fill out a consent form to have your appendix removed b/c otherwise the surgeon could face litigation. Please check with your doctor in regards to your appendix!! I would hate to think that they removed it without your consent!!
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Unread 01-14-2006, 07:59 PM
Do they usually remove appendix?

The fine print on most consent forms says the surgeon can do anything medically necessary. Some surgeons still remove the appendix.
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Unread 01-14-2006, 09:57 PM
Do they usually remove appendix?

The appendix is usually removed when you have cancer.
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Unread 01-15-2006, 12:19 AM
Do they usually remove appendix?

My appendix was removed during my hyst because it was completely inflammed from all the endo. As the consent form I signed before my lap did not include removal of my appendix, it could not be removed at that time. Whether or not I had a hyst after that, I was informed that I would have to have an appendectomy, soon. As we decided quickly that the hyst was my best option, I signed a consent form to have an appendectomy at the time of my hyst.
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Unread 01-15-2006, 07:10 AM
Do they usually remove appendix?

I had endometrial cancer so do I assume they removed it? I don't care if they did, better than needing another surgery later in case. Why is it removed when there is cancer?
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Unread 01-15-2006, 07:44 AM
Do they usually remove appendix?

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Originally Posted by mori
I had endometrial cancer so do I assume they removed it? I don't care if they did, better than needing another surgery later in case. Why is it removed when there is cancer?

I would not assume they removed yours due to endometrical cancer unless it had spread to your other organs and then I would think your Dr. would have discussed it with you and you signed consent forms. The reason they remove the appendix occassionaly is with ovarian cancer, and that is due to ovarian cancer spreads to the organs that are next to it.
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Unread 01-15-2006, 07:49 AM
Do they usually remove appendix?

You can get a copy of your surgical report by asking the hospital or doc's office. I signed a request to receive it and the lab/path report. If you word it correctly (the office personnel helped me) then you might get it without cost. I said I needed it for consultation with another doctor. The report tells everything they did, and your doc can explain it to you or you can look up all the terms on the internet.
Actually when my doc came in before my discharge, he sat down and went through all the procedures and lab results that they had then.
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Unread 01-15-2006, 09:03 AM
Do they usually remove appendix?

I was asked by my Dr. at my pre-op visit for TAH, due to AUB, if I wanted him to remove my appendix. I said only if diseased (if it ain't broke don't fix it). It turns out I have a tilted appie and it would have been difficult to remove. It appeared healthy so we left it. BTW - I told my DR at each surgery (3 in the last year) he could take anything he deemed necessary at the time. I trust my DR completely with my life. He is the BEST!
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