What Complications Can Occur?
As with any operation, there are risks of complications. The risk is similar irrespective of whether the operation is done by the laparoscopic method or the open conventinal method. Some of the common complications are as follows
- A leak at the edge of the colon where the appendix was removed
- Injury to adjacent organs such as the small intestine, ureter, or bladder
- Blood clots the deep veins in your legs that may travel to your lungs
It is important for you to recognize the early signs of possible complications. Contact your surgeon if you have severe abdominal pain, fever, chills or rectal bleeding