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Have you ever heard of this before?

The night my oldest son was born, 26 years ago, it was an emergency c-section. We lived in a small town in New Mexico, and the doctor who did the c-section told me he was also going to take out my appendix. He said when air hit the appendix, it had to come out anyway, so he just did it as a side thing with the c-section to save another surgery later on. So, I had my appendix taken out during a c-section. Has anyone else ever heard of that. I've talked to countless people since then,and none have ever heard that before.

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Asked by cbk_mom3 at 9:18 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Health

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  • Never heard of it.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 9:19 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Never heard of it.

    Answer by kmath at 9:20 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Nope but as long as it isn't causing problems I guess it was ok

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:20 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • My sis had a C section. They didn't take our her appendix and she still has it 16 years later.

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:20 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I never heard of it neither!

    Answer by jem102675 at 9:21 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I have never heard of it. You know you can still request those hospital records though, don't ya. I would do so and find out what his reasoning really was.

    Answer by m-avi at 9:22 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Yeah, I thought it was weird at the time, but I'd been in labor 21 hours, and all I could think of was making the pain stop. I was completely out for it, but still it just seemed weird. On my bill from him,it listed the c-section,and the charge for it, and it said "incidental appendectomy."

    Comment by cbk_mom3 (original poster) at 9:22 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Sounds like bulls*it. Perhaps he was trying to pad your hospital bill!
    If this was true,everyone would have to have theirs out if they had surgery!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:25 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Yes! I have heard of that occuring in NY many years ago.

    Answer by mamacita69930 at 9:26 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I'd never heard of it before, but my cousin had an emergency c section with her 4th baby, and had got appendicitis a couple months later.

    Answer by sweet29mom at 9:28 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

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