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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to pass wind after a laparoscopic surgery?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Usually 1-2 days: If it goes any longer, your abdomen will become distended and very uncomfortable. Contact your surgeon for advice.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long does it usually take for the pain to go away after laparoscopic surgery?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Laparoscopy: Depends on the surgery done. Gallbladder, appendix and ovary removal typically only have pain for 1-2 weeks. Hernias, colon, prostate, and hysterectomy can have pain a little longer because these surgeries are a little more.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How long can it take before the gas after laparoscopic surgery to go away?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: I do not know what gas you mean. Gas from laparoscopic surgery is gone in 24-48 hours. Gas inside the intestines after surgery may be an ileus and can last as long as you take narcotic pain medicine that can cause gas build up & constipation. Eat lighter and smaller meals & use a laxative if needed.
Last updated Nov 1, 2013

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