I am a 14 year old female and almost 1 month ago I had a laparoscopic appendectomy. There were no complications with the surgery and I healed on schedule. After my one week of prescribed Tylenol 3 ran out, I switched to over the counter pain meds (i.e. Ibuprofen etc) twice a day for a half a week and then as needed up until now (once every 1-3 days or so). I am concerned that by the end of the school day my right abdomen still hurts. It got better for a while but within the past week it will flare up starting around 1 p.m. It's moderately uncomfortable pain but not unbearable by any means. Is it still normal to be having these pains even after a month post-surgery?