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How long after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery before i can sleep on my stomach again

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Any time: You can safely sleep in any position that is comfortable to you at any time after gallbladder surgery.
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics 29 years experience
1-2 weeks: There is no real risk of injury from sleeping on your stomach, but it can be uncomfortable. This varies for each patient, but most can sleep on their... Read More
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
When comfortable: Soon as you feel comfortable.

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
NO not normal: 25 days after surgery, this may or may not be related to surgery, could be adhesion s, or may have some other gastric problem unrelated to surgery, s... Read More
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: Less than a month from surgery. Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods for a while. Eat smaller amounts of food at a time. May have various discomforts for ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Possibly: Residual symptoms of pancreatitis can include some fullness and discomfort, depending on severity and cause. During the period of recovery, abstinenc... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
As soon as: You feel comfortable and are pain free when you do so. Trocar sites for laparoscopic gallbladder surgery are at most 10 mm in diameter, so chances of... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 29 years experience
Immediately: You will be sore but you won't hurt anything by sleeping on your stomach--even the night if surgery.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Vsrirs: Common to feel gassy & bloated for a few days, usually less than a week. Concerns would be worsening abdominal pain, recurrent vomiting. Call your sur... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Check up: May need to see your family doctor for a check up, look for anemia. Depends on why you had surgery, gallstones or not. Slight discomforts can occur af... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 23 years experience
Scar vs stomach : Could be stomach related pain such as ulcer. Or liver problem or scar related like adhesion or even hernia if gallbladder surgery door open. Talk to ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Roberts
37 years experience
No: Just let the doctors know that you may have some tendency towards apnea, so that they will watch for oxygen levels. After surgery, i would definitely... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Which do you mean?: It would be very unlikely for a laparoscopic skin wound to re-open 3-4 weeks after surgery. It would uncommon but possible for the fascia to come open... Read More