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Laparoscopy gas pain relief

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 21 years experience
Gas pains: There are two types of gas pains after laparoscopic surgery. The first is the co2 dissipating through the tissues which causes shoulder discomfort in ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Lance
Gynecology 15 years experience
Call your doctor: If you just had surgery yesterday and are in a lot of pain, you need to call your surgeon. There could be many different reasons for your pain, some o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Will be OK: Co 2 used to inflate abdomen will diapers rapidly, pain most likely not from gas, is due to fluid collection irritating the diaphragm , will take co... Read More
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Referred pain: That pain ascribed to "left over gas", during the surgery, your diaphragm is moving with the ventilator and it's stretched by the pneumoperitoneum/gas... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
Ambulate: Laparoscopy uses carbon dioxide which is readily absorbed by the body. Most patients however are given a bowel regimen to clean out the intestines. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Post Op symptoms: Bloating and abdominal pain and rapid weight gain from fluid retention can be symptoms of infection or inflammation of the lining of the abdomen (peri... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Walking: will help recue abdominal gas.Certainly consult with your surgeon so that he/she is aware of your issues.
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Varies: Generally all of the carbon dioxide gas used at laparoscopy is removed at the end of surgery. There can be small amounts of gas under the diaphragm th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Recovery: The gas is placed in the peritoneal cavity, not your stomach. Feeling gaseous or bloated after abdominal surgery is most likely from constipation. Try... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
No: Shoulder pain from the co2 used in laparoscopy only lasts maybe 1-3 days. See your family doctor for a shoulder examination.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Avoid: Fatty, large, heavy meals. Some people have difficult with dairy products. But definitive cure is cholecystectomy. With laparoscopy, it is at most ... Read More
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