How Long Does It Take to Recover from Appendicitis?


Recovery from appendicitis depends upon the severity of the condition and whether or not the appendix ruptured prior to surgery. Hospital stays can be as short as a few hours or as long as a few weeks if there were complications. Normally recovery takes four to six weeks but can be as long as eight weeks if the appendix ruptured.
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Appendicitis Treatments
Treatment for appendicitis varies. In rare cases, appendicitis may get better without surgery. Treatment might involve only antibiotics and a liquid diet.In most cases, however, surgery will be necessary. The type of surgery will depend on the... More »
It usually takes people 2-4 weeks to recover from appendicitis. However, individual healing times can vary. Most people are back to normal activity with minimal discomfort within a couple of weeks.
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