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A 39-year-old male asked:

I have had a laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 25 days ago? when can i start doing exercises such as situps?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Now: After uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy, most of the patients resume fully actvity in 3 wk, s.
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Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
6 weeks: The belly button wound can develop a hernia if you do strenuous abdominal exercise too early after surgery. If you are malnourished or taking immunosuppressive meds such as steroids you should avoid abdominal straining for longer, up to 12 weeks.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 21 years experience
Instructions: Each patient is different. However, it is important that you discuss with your surgeon his/her instructions. He/she will have more intimate knowledge of your specific case and be able to provide you guidance for safely increasing your activity.
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Last updated Feb 6, 2019

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