Are there complications and/or long-term consequences of appendectomy?
Infection at the surgical sites is the most common complication associated with an appendectomy. Redness and pain may be present with a mild infection. Moderate infections may have more severe symptoms. Antibiotics are used to treat mild-to-moderate postsurgical infections
The appendix plays an uncertain role in adults and older children. Removal of the appendix is not associated with any major long-term health problems. Some studies report an increased risk of certain diseases after an appendectomy. Crohn'’s disease, which is an inflammatory intestinal condition, is one such disease.