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twisted bowel after surgery

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ujwala Rajgopal
33 years experience General Surgery
See a surgeon.: If you've had surgery before, it is likely that you might have adhesions. Though most adhesion related bowel obstruction clears up with conservative m ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Some soreness: If all goes well, your GI tract should recover (passing gas) fairly quickly. There will be some post-pp incisional pain but this will go away quickly.
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Dr. Leon Katz
Dr. Leon Katz answered
28 years experience Bariatrics
Move it: Best way to help the bowels wake up is to walk as much as you tolerate and to limit the intake of narcotic pain meds. Keep moving, if your doctor didn ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Ileus/obstruction: Your docs need to know if your bowels are simply recovering from anesthesia, aka ileus or if you have a serious bowel obstruction. There are many imag ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
It depends: The return of bowel function varies widely based upon the type of surgery performed. Bowel function may return long before bowel movements occur. Pass ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yes: Ofttimes after surgery you menstrual cycle resets itself
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Maybe: A certain amount of discomfort after surgery is expected. If your pain is worsening, a check in with your surgeon is appropriate. Fevers and increased ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Post Surgery Pain: Yes. Of course. There is no ifs ands or buts about this. I would imagine your surgeon gave you some instructions and advice about your post operative ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
One of the major: determinants is whether you have general anesthesia or not (anesthetics paralyze bowel) and how many narcotic pain killers you take afterward. Many do ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Drink lots of fluid, walk frequently and reduce the use of prescription pain meds will help. If not better in a few days, try stool softener. As alw ... Read More
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