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when to resume activities after laproscopy

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
One week: If all goes well you should be able to resume activities within the week.
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Check: With your surgeon, but usually should not do heavy lifting over 20 pounds or heavy work for about 2 weeks. Few days of soreness & tiredness after the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wait at east 3 weeks: But each surgeon will vary their recommendations with some suggesting avoiding strenuous activities for up to 3 months. I am sure your surgeon or his/ ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Now: The standard answer is 4 - 6 weeks. Ultimately do what your surgeon recommended. But the simple truth is, nothing you do with weights will cause yo ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Call your surgeon : I have my laparoscopic gallbladder patients return to normal activity as tolerated. Each surgeon however has their own recommendations and i would che ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Laparoscope is a lighted magnifying viewing tool used through small incisions to view and work inside the body cavities. ( Thoracoscope for work in ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
15 years experience General Surgery
Hematoma?: are you asking about hematoma? If so it is a possible result from any type of surgical intervention.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
26 years experience General Surgery
Usually 2-3 days: Up to a week in some cases.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Ask the surgeon : First check with your surgeon for limitations depending on the procedure. Most of thetime no immediate high level activity , no over eating, once syst ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minimal changes: If you take pain medications in a scheduled way, a little shoulder pain and local incisional pain is common for a few days.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Minimally Invasive: Laparoscopy is a technique of performing surgical procedures where the surgeon uses a series of small incisions through which instruments and a camera ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
32 years experience General Surgery
Resume activities: The question is what kind of laparoscopy, for appendix, gallbladder, GYN?? General rule after any laparoscopy is to walk as much as possible, and to ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Min Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically ... Read More

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