Is weight gain normal after appendectomy?
Hello, I am a 25-year-old female. I had my appendix removed a year ago and since then I have gained13 kg. I haven’t increased my diet either. I also got tested for various diseases like diabetes but all tests were negative. Is it because of an appendectomy? Can removal of the appendix cause weight gain? Am I gaining weight because of appendix removal?
@hei Hello, Don't worry about this anything happens after lap appendix surgery. An increase in body weight is a common finding after major abdominal surgery. The gain might last for several days and has been attributed to liberal fluid administration. weight gain after surgery is Fluid retention. A side effect of medication, or being sedentary for a long time. However, this depends on the type of surgery, the expected recovery time, and your medical history. Weight gain during the initial recovery period is an accumulation of fluid as part of the healing process. Mostly postsurgical weight gain is temporary and subsides as your body recovers. It's important to try to resume your usual healthy lifestyle as soon as it is safe to do so. Having surgery can be stressful. Sudden increases in weight are likely temporary and due to a buildup of excess fluid, which is common after major surgery. In some cases, a lengthy recovery may require you to be less active, which can lead to weight gain. Just have a good exercise routine if u feel ur gaining weight plus have good eating habits. Thank You!!