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Can I travel by air after appendicitis surgery?

Q: I had surgery for appendicitis three days back. Previously, I had plans to travel to Hawaii but do you think I can go or do I have to cancel my trip? My doctor said I could go. Please advise.

A:I would not advise a long haul flight so soon after surgery. Although the risk is small there is potentially a greater risk of thrombosis in the early stages after an operation.

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