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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Abdominal Surgery (Definition)

Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases ...Read more


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What would this indicate? A friend just had abdominal surgery. The doctor said he found 100's of tiny white dots on the inside of the abdominal wall. What could that be?

What would this indicate? A friend just had abdominal surgery.  The doctor said he found 100's of tiny white dots on the inside of the abdominal wall.  What could that be?

This : This will be a difficult question to answer without additional information. It's possible that this could represent infection, but it could also be something called peritoneal spread of tumor. What was the nature of your friend's operation? Was it elective or emergent? Does he or she have a history of cancer? Was there a suspicion of infection before surgery? Does your patient have a history of medical problems? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: abdominal surgery?

What is the definition or description of: abdominal surgery?

Abdominal surgery: Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases may require abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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Is it bad to laugh after abdominal surgery?

Is it bad to laugh after abdominal surgery?

No: May be uncomfortable at times but not "bad" for you. ...Read more

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Bloating and numbess after abdominal surgery, should I be concerned?

Bloating and numbess after abdominal surgery, should I be concerned?

Yes and no: If the surgery was recent no that is very normal soon you start ambulating more and start passing gas and having more normal bowel movement the bloating will subsided if it have been a while depend on your symptoms if the bloating making you sick and start vomiting you need to go to the er or see your physician make sure you do not have any kind of obstruction. ...Read more

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Abdominal surgery 10 weeks ago - electric shock pain now. What's going on?

Abdominal surgery 10 weeks ago - electric shock pain now. What's going on?

Uncertain: Would need to know more information such as what type of surgery, what type of incision, where are the pains, when do the pains occur, any nausea or vomiting? Some pains later after surgery can be healing skin nerves. See your surgeon for an exam if it persists. ...Read more

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Normally how long after open abdominal surgery for gallbladder removal before yoga and light cardio workouts can resume without causing more pain?

Normally how long after open abdominal surgery for gallbladder removal before yoga and light cardio workouts can resume without causing more pain?

Consult your surgeon: I recommend that you consult your surgeon about the risk and befits of the surgery as well as what to expect for outcome and recovery. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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I would like help with information on exploratory abdominal surgery?

I would like help with information on exploratory abdominal surgery?

For what?: usually some undiagnosed abdominal pain, pressure or symptoms like weight loss, bowel dysfunction. Sometimes called exploratory when diagnosis is between appendicitis, ileitis, crohn's , tubal issues etc. Basically looking for a diagnosis, and correction of the problem ...Read more

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What are side effects after abdominal surgery?

What are side effects after abdominal surgery?

Varies greatly: Depending on what surgery was done. There are pain side effects, nausea & constipation side effects from pain medication, sleeplessness from discomfort, tiredness & weakness temporarily, risks of infection depending on the operation, lack of apoetite is common, no heavy work or exercise for some weeks, etc. Very dependent on what operation was done. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more