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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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When a suture knot is visible below the skin several months after abdominal surgery are there any non surgical methods to make it less visible?

When a suture knot is visible below the skin several months after abdominal surgery are there any non surgical methods to make it less visible?

ASK or SEE Surgeon: Suture material can be absorbable or not absorbable. Absorbable suture is usually 'taken up by the body' in the matter of weeks to months. You may just have to wait a little longer. Of course non -absorbable suture will always be there (holding things together) , sorry. ...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

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After 6-8 weeks after abdominal surgery ?Can i masturbate?

After 6-8 weeks after abdominal surgery ?Can i masturbate?

It's ok: After 6-8 weeks from surgery there shouldn't be any reason why you can't masterbate from a healing perspective from surgery. ...Read more

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How to reduce bloating after abdominal surgery?

How to reduce bloating after abdominal surgery?

Depends: Open or laparoscopic surgery? Gas from laparoscopic surgery, even though it is removed, leaves a full bloated feeling & resolves in a few days. If open surgery then eat small light foods, more liquids than sold foods, minimize narcotic pain medications, take a mild laxative if constipated. Walk around more. Try warm heat on the abdomen. ...Read more

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How long does it take to pass flatus after an abdominal surgery?

How long does it take to pass flatus after an abdominal surgery?

Recovery support: Constipation after surgery is very common. The anesthetic meds, the immobility, the narcotic pain meds all work to slow the bowel. Walking, hydration, laxatives will help with flatus and bowels moving. Okay to call into your surgery team, go to your post op appointment. ...Read more

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Can anything help to reduce the pain of co2 after abdominal surgery?

Can anything help to reduce the pain of co2 after abdominal surgery?

Walk: The best way to get rids of the gas pains after laparoscopic surgery is to walk, walk, walk. Should get better within a day or so. ...Read more

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How great is the risk for nerve pain/damage with major abdominal surgery ?

How great is the risk for nerve pain/damage with major abdominal surgery ?

Nerve damage: Nerve damage risk depends on location of surgery, preop risks (i.e. Previous surgery, weight of patient, h/o diabetes?) and surgical skill. Where is the surgery planned and with whom?
Consult with us if need further help. ...Read more

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Please answer! what percentage of women form adhesions after abdominal surgery?

Please answer! what percentage of women form adhesions after abdominal surgery?

Any operation: Or infection or inflammation can cause adhesions. Severity and amount of adhesions would depend on each individual case. ...Read more

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I had to back to back abdominal surgery. I'm a soccer player.after how many weeks can i return to the field?

I had to back to back abdominal surgery. I'm a soccer player.after how many weeks can i return to the field?

Post op care: You should typically wait at least 8 weeks post op before returning to physical activity. It also depends on what you had done? was it open or laparoscopic? and always check with your surgeon. Feel better soon ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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