Given that you have recently had abdominal surgery
and have a history of abdominal surgery in the past, it is important to speak with your surgeon
and his or her office. There are many potential explanations, ranging all the way from normal things such as constipation to other things that could be more serious such as bowel adhesions. Your surgeon will likely ask if you are still having bowel movements and passing gas, as that is a very good sign that your abdomen is working appropriately. If you are not having either of these, then it is very important that you speak with your doctor
as soon as possible or go immediately to the emergency department. Bowel obstruction can be a serious complication, and can occur in some people who have a history of abdominal surgery, especially recent surgery. Speaking with your doctor will be able to help clarify many different things. In addition to what we have discussed already, your appendix is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen, and obviously can become inflamed which is known as appendicitis. Speaking with your doctor is important, so please speak with your surgeon about this question as soon as possible.