Appendectomy Caused Bret Michaels’ Brain Hemorrhage?

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Celebrity Apprentice contestant Bret Michaels is in the headlines for being rushed to the hospital and diagnosed of having brain hemorrhage.  Some attribute this to his recent appendectomy operation. Does this surgery really caused his bleeding?

Appendectomy is a known surgical removal of the vermiform appendix.The surgery is performed as an emergency procedure when the patient is suffering from acute appendicitis.  Infected appendix is removed to keep leak that can infect the entire abdominal area, which can be deadly.  Appendectomy is done under general anesthesia thus making the patient asleep and feeling no pain.

The surgeon then does incision two to three inches in length through the skin and the layers of the abdominal wall in the area of the appendix. After examining the surrounding of the appendix for other problems, it is then removed. Recovery for this kind of surgery varies from person to person. Some patients recover after 3 weeks while other just need days. Slower and more complicated recovery is experienced by those whose appendix had ruptures or if abscess was formed.

Common complications include infection of the wound caused by the surgical incision. It may include redness and tenderness over the incision which will need antibiotics only or in other instances another surgical treatment. There are also times that the patient would experience having abscess or the collection of pus in the area of the appendix.

The role of appendix in the human body is not yet clear. Removing it doesn’t bring any major health problem for the person however it is noted that they become more prone to diseases.


3 Responses for “Appendectomy Caused Bret Michaels’ Brain Hemorrhage?”

  1. Melanie says:

    Could have been this that I found on your site as well…

    Interestingly enough Bret tweeted and FB about sneezing hurting his abs (because of his surgery) on Wednesday (which was deleted by 11 pm- it was right before the pic of him and tattoo tony).

  2. Melanie says:

    His family and him have all my prayers. I hope we hear good news and things get better!

  3. amber says:

    the medication given post-op appendectomy consists of heparin, to prevent pulmonary embolism (clot to lung) sometimes, unfortunatly, this can result in a brain hemmorage as the blood may have been thinned too much.

    lab values checked each morning, (INR LEVELS) will prove whether this is what may have cause the hemmorage.

    most likely, this is the reason why this hemmorage occured.

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