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Old 03-06-07, 05:56 PM   #1
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cycling after an appendectomy

Hello.

I recently had an appendectomy (8 days ago) and I am wondering how long I should wait before I can safely start riding again, and what the risks are. I asked my doctor but he was very vague and left before I could get a satisfactory answer out of him.

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Old 03-06-07, 06:04 PM   #2
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See another doctor.

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Old 03-06-07, 08:11 PM   #3
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Don’t push it. The large intestine is a dirty place; complications can be very severe.
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Old 03-06-07, 10:07 PM   #4
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I had an emergency appy at 18 - left the big old-timey scar. I was doing pushups beside the bed the next morning. But I'm nuts.
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You should wait until your doctor says it's OK.
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i had abdominal surgery and the doctor said six weeks... but it was a bit more serious than an appendix. But do whatever the doctor tells you and take it slow and easy... general anaesthesia takes a while to get out of your system and you can feel tired for a while.
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When I had an emergency appendectomy, my doctor said two weeks from anything other than walking (and as little as possible), and four weeks before exercising. I'd still give your doctor a call.
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