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Hello! My husband is having robotic laparoscopic surgery on a small hernia in his upper abdomen. Can he fly 10 days after surgery? If not, why? Thanks

Hello! My husband is having robotic laparoscopic surgery on a small hernia in his upper abdomen. Can he fly 10 days after surgery? If not, why? Thanks

Here are some...: As reported, your hubby had uneventful minimally invasive abdominal hernia repair - not specified; congratulation! Clinically and generally speaking, he should have no reason for avoiding flight 10 days after such procedure. But, for sake of safety, asking the surgeon, who knew the best detail and nature of the procedure, is the most reasonable thing to do. Best wishes to his health... ...Read more

Distended Stomach (Definition)

A distended stomach results from air in bowel loops. Air in the colon can result in bloat. The passage of gas can relieve this. Air in small bowel is less common and is indicative of some other process such as obstruction or crohn's. This is more concerning and needs work-up. Motility disorders can also cause bloat such as gastroparesis which also ...Read more


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When should the swelling in the abdomen go down after laparoscopic surgery?

When should the swelling in the abdomen go down after laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery: Swelling after laparoscopic surgery is caused by the gas used inside the abdomen. Usually carbon dioxide is used, and this absorbs in about 1 day. Other gases may have swelling that lasts longer. The gas left in the abdomen can cause pain in the shoulder until it absorbs. If you are still swollen, and feel ill, you should contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had endometriotic cyst and got a laparoscopic surgery four months back. Again I am getting the same kind of lower abdomen pain and lower back pain. Has it recurred?

I had endometriotic cyst and got a laparoscopic surgery four months back. Again I am getting the same kind of lower abdomen pain and lower back pain. Has it recurred?

Recurrence: Endometriosis is a chronic condition. Surgical treatment involves complete resection of endometriosis cyst and any other lesions. If not planning to conceive near future you should consider treatment with lupron (leuprolide). Everyone is different in how long symptom relief can be expected.
I cyst capsule was not respected it will immediately recur. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery for my appendicitis before one and half months everything was fine. But now iam getting pain on the abdomen on same place.

I had laparoscopic surgery for my appendicitis before one and half months everything was fine. But now iam getting pain on the abdomen on same place.

See surgeon: Your surgeon would want to know. They might order a ct scan but they will first want to know about any fevers etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Having pain in my back and lower abdomen. Had laprascopic surgery monday and some scar tissue was removed. Do I need to get this checked out or wait?

Having pain in my back and lower abdomen. Had laprascopic surgery monday and some scar tissue was removed. Do I need to get this checked out or wait?

How severe is pain?: Post surgery you will have some pain for 2 weeks, gradually getting better. If pain is persistent and getting worse, then you need to be checked. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about laparoscopic surgery?

Can you tell me about laparoscopic surgery?

Less invasive: Back in the day, before imaging, and before scopes the ability for a doc to access the abdominal cavity, a joint or the chest was limited to physical exam and open surgery. Now we have imaging, ;mri, ct scan to help more precisely diagnose and we have scopes to see inside with less disruption to the patient, easier recovery and usually equal outcome. Talk to your surgeon. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

One incision: Single port surgery uses a special port that multiple instruments go through, unlike traditional laparoscopy where each port canfield only one instrument. Advantages of single port surgery are mostly cosmetic. ...Read more

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Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

How long ago: Was your surgery? Was it yesterday or 6 weeks ago? Were there any complications?
The easiest thing to do would be to call your surgeon and ask when you could fly. ...Read more

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Approximately how much does inpatient laparoscopic surgery cost?

Approximately how much does inpatient laparoscopic surgery cost?

"Thousands": It is impossible to be more specific without knowing what specific operation is planned. I suggest you speak with the surgeon and a member of the business office of the hospital. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Yes!: This is the most common anti-reflux procedure, involving closure of the hiatal hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. An incisionless option, tiff, is available 2. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

How do I know if I need nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

See a Surgeon: Basically, if you have documented reflux disease either by history or testing such as egd or ph probe test, then fundoplication can be considered. Medications can help with reflux, however if you are young or the risk of surgery is minimal, the fundoplication can keep you from needing to take medications for your lifetime. If medications don't work, then surgery can be considered. ...Read more

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How do you reduce abdominal distention after a colonoscopy?

How do you reduce abdominal distention after a colonoscopy?

Time.: Generally the surgeon tries to remove as much air as possible after the exam, but some always remains. This air will pass with time. ...Read more

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I'm from the UK & having laparoscopic surgery to remove my gallbladder. Will they let me keep my gallstone?

I'm from the UK & having laparoscopic surgery to remove my gallbladder. Will they let me keep my gallstone?

Perhaps: You can request it but I'm not sure if it's always possible. Because the gallstones are a primary reason for the surgery, the removed gallbladder and gallstones are sent to the pathologist for examination. Hopefully, they keep the gallstones after analysis so they can give it to you, especially if there are multiple stones. At least one stone will be broken so they can analyze it. Just ask the dr. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery to remove a tumor AND my right ovary 16 days ago. I had sex twice, 2ND time it hurts. Y? is it normal? If not what do I do?

I had laparoscopic surgery to remove a tumor AND my right ovary 16 days ago. I had sex twice, 2ND time it hurts. Y? is it normal? If not what do I do?

Get back 2 C Ur-: -surgeon 2 B sure nothing has been injured. Also depends on what was the tumor from? If ovaries or uterus it is more important 2 B Cn ...Read more

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Can gas alone cause upper abdominal distention?

Yes: Gas in your intestines can distend the abdomen anywhere in the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Why might abdominal distention accompany intestinal hypomotility?

Why might abdominal distention accompany intestinal hypomotility?

Gas and contents: In the intestine accumulate rather than emptying at a normal rate, hence distension results from gut hypomotility. ...Read more

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What is causing my nightly abdominal distention along with burping?

What is causing my nightly abdominal distention along with burping?

Maybe your diet: I would keep a food diary. Do you have it every night? What did you have for dinner the nights you do have it? Food diary may answer these questions and solve your misery. ...Read more

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How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

Depends: The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck. All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 53 yo, and have a double inguinal hernia. Should I undergo laparoscopic surgery for it?

Hi, I am 53 yo, and have a double inguinal hernia. Should I undergo laparoscopic surgery for it?

It is an option: To have laparoscopic surgery to repair bilateral inguinal hernias, if the surgeon is well trained in that surgery. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery through my belly button 7 years ago. The scar is red, angry, painful and slowly growing. Can anything be done?

I had laparoscopic surgery through my belly button 7 years ago. The scar is red, angry, painful and slowly growing. Can anything be done?

Sounds like: Keloid or at least hypertrophic scar. Excision, steroid injection, topical radiation are alternatives. Consult with your surgeon or a dermatologist for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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I have a spigi. Hernia and also a hernia in a old scar. How would the doctors remove? With a cut or laparoscopic surgery. How long hospital stay?

I have a spigi. Hernia and also a hernia in a old scar. How would the doctors remove? With a cut or laparoscopic surgery. How long hospital stay?

Sameway: Spegalian hernia develops inside the layers abdominal wall muscles, lateral to rectus abdominal muscle (semilunrar line) it could be repaired by open incision, or by laparoscopic method as shown in picture the defect as seen through the scope usually a mesh graft used to fill the weakness, most of the time home by next day, speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery 14 weeks ago. I'm still having discomfort around the navel. Surgeon says there is no hernia. Why am I still in pain?

I had laparoscopic surgery 14 weeks ago. I'm still having discomfort around the navel. Surgeon says there is no hernia. Why am I still in pain?

May be several thing: This could be a reaction to sutures, an infection, or adhesions. If you are still having pain you need to check with your surgeon. This is not normal. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. Now there's a tiny bump next to my belly button incision its painful. Should I be concerned or just healing?

I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. Now there's a tiny bump next to my belly button incision its painful. Should I be concerned or just healing?

Surgery: Although this will probably turn out to be nothing worrisome, a good rule of thumb is that anytime something unexpected happens after a surgery, you should talk to the surgeon who performed the procedure. This will often prevent complications. Don't delay. Call him or her now. Good luck. ...Read more

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A week ago I had Laparoscopic surgery done and the incisions are healing fine but there is clear liquid coming out of my belly button. Should I worry?

A week ago I had Laparoscopic surgery done and the incisions are healing fine but there is clear liquid coming out of my belly button. Should I worry?

Depends: How long after surgery is it? Could be an infection but if it's clear and does not smell, it should be OK. I would see your surgeon just to make sure. ...Read more

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I done hydrocyle laparoscopic surgery my right testicles now on e year complete now when my cock jumping time I feel pain in testicle what is reason?

I done hydrocyle laparoscopic surgery my right testicles now on e year complete now when my cock jumping time I feel pain in testicle what is reason?

Very unusual: Laparoscopic surgery is performed within the abdominal cavity. Have no knowledge of any surgeon using a laparoscope to repair a hydrocele which is located only skin deep in the scrotum. Unclear what you mean by "cock jumping time". Suggest you see a different urologist if this is bothering you. ...Read more

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I had diagnostic laparoscopic surgery for pelvic pain. M doctor didn't find any endometriosis. Does this mean I don't have it and something else is up?

I had diagnostic laparoscopic surgery for pelvic pain. M doctor didn't find any endometriosis. Does this mean I don't have it and something else is up?

Pelvic pain: Endometriosis is one of many causes of pelvic pain which can be assessed by Laparoscopy. However, Endometriosis can have atypical appearances during surgery that are not the textbook powder burn lesions. Assuming your MD surgeon is experienced in these atypical Endometriosis patterns then your don't have the disease and may need additional evaluation for other causes for pelvic pain. ...Read more

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My friend had emergency laparoscopic surgery 7days ago. He has a dark purple bruise on the top half of his penis. Today he was complaining about some?

My friend had emergency laparoscopic surgery 7days ago. He has a dark purple bruise on the top half of his penis. Today he was complaining about some?

Can be normal: If there bleeding in the subcutaneous space (between your skin and the muscle of the belly wall) this can track down with gravity into the penis, scrotum, or down the thighs. If he develops marked swelling, pain or passage of bloody urine, these are reasons to see your surgeon. Icing the area may provide some comfort. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

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