Can having an appendectomy cause a lot of problems with my crohn’s?

I went to the ER on October 10th with a very bad flare up. (all on the left side and middle) After having cat scan the ER doctor said my appendix needed to be removed. Since the surgery, I have never felt worse. Between not having control of my bowels at times to bad flare ups its been a rough time. I’ve missed a lot of work and am not happy. Then to top it off, my GI doctor says afterwards that he feels that the appendix didn’t need to come out. Any suggestions???


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  • SusanHU moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi @darabmac2 - there are some risk factors associated with an appendectomy that you can read about in our article here: https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/basics/risk-factors/. I hope that is helpful, please keep us posted! - Susan (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

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