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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.

    Thanks.

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    See another doctor.

    Your health is more important than the opinion of e-experts on here.

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    Don’t push it. The large intestine is a dirty place; complications can be very severe.

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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.
    You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.

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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.
    Momentum is my only friend.

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