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A 20-year-old female asked:

how long should bloating last for following keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? and are there any ways to reduce the bloating?

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Dr. Michael Tedesco
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: Your "bloating" most likely is due to retained gas inside the intra-abdominal cavity and not due to typical "gas pains". This retained gas should be expected to get reabsorbed within the next 24-48 hours following surgery.

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