A member asked:

How long does it take your body to absorb co2 after surgery?

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Hours to days: Referring specifically to laparoscopic surgery, the co2 gas mostly absorbs within hours, but can hang around for 3-5 days. Sometimes we think this is responsible for referred pain to the shoulder. It's not dangerous. Hope this helps!

Answered 9/12/2013

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