What is Appendix and Colon Surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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Surgery is a medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to investigate and/or treat a pathological condition such as disease or injury, to help improve bodily function or appearance, or sometimes for some other reason.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Growths or tumors (dysplasia) 4 2
Appendicitis 3 2
Colon Cancer 1 1
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors 1 1
Pinched/compressed nerve from left shoulder to fingers 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Appendix and Colon Surgery

Side effect Patients
Abdominal Adhesions 1
Abdominal pain 1
Chronic pain 1
Constipation 1
Male Infertility 1
Pain 1

Why patients stopped taking Appendix and Colon Surgery

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Stopped having Appendix and Colon Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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2 patient evaluations for Appendix and Colon Surgery

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talltimber
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talltimber
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See talltimber's full Appendix and Colon Surgery history

Nov 23, 2011 (Started Nov 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Growths or tumors (dysplasia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Do limit your physical activity. Let your wound or incision properly heal. My wound or incision point has skin yet to heal completely and due to friction of clothes from bending over or lifting and contracting of abdominal muscles. It is very hard to succeed here because I am still active.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
jiwhite
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jiwhite
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
47 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
GAD

See jiwhite's full Appendix and Colon Surgery history

Apr 1, 1972 (Started Apr 01, 1972)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Appendicitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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