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After Hernia Surger Not Passing Gas
Distension : Usually from distension of the small and/or large intestine. Should resolve within a week or so. If the hernia was repaired, you can always call your surgeon to be sure. If it was reduced only, you should see a general surgeon for a consult regarding repair to avoid this in he future. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common: Having a "bloated stomach" after abdominal surgery is very common. It may take a few more weeks to go back to normal. If there was a kink in the intestine preventing passage of intestinal contents, this would generally caused pain nausea and vomiting. Call your surgeon if you are really concerned for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had triple heart bypass surgery april, 2011. Since surgery, burp and pass gass almost continuously. Painful. Not a problem before surgery.?
I AM SURE SINCE: Surgery, your medications, lifestyle, diet and exercise routines have changed quite a bit(i hope). I also hope if you did, you are not smoking or drinking excessively any longer. When you take into account all these changes, your gut gets shaken up too quite a bit. These things have a way to sorting themselves out. Just try and be consistent. That thing in your chest should not be a zipper... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best to wait: No, best to wait especially if you had an open hernia repair. If i see a a patient with a hernia who also has excess skin, then we do a combined procedure with the surgeon as it limits upper abdominal scars, gives a stronger repair as the divarication is repaired first, the hernia is repaired with a laparoscopic mesh, and an abdominoplasty is carried out as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had inguinal hernia repair surgery 5 weeks ago laparoscopically. I feel a slight bulge where the hernia used to be when I lean back/cough. Recurrence?
Wait and see: To early to assume recurrence. Wait untl surrounding tissues are completely healed, 4-6 weeks and then if the bulge is still there examination should determine if it is truly a recurrence or just a palpable abdominal wall weakness. ...Read more
3 months post op. Nissen/laprascopic, robotic, hiatal hernia repair. Recently experiencing painful, debilitating gas& diarrhea. Is this normal?
Not from the surgery: It is very unlikely that these current symptoms are related to your surgery. By far the most common cause of diarrhea is viral infection (enteritis, or gastroenteritis if it involves nausea/vomiting). With any diarrhea, weight loss, dehydration (feeling like you're going to pass out when standing), or fever lasting > 1 day would be cause for concern. Otherwise these things tend to resolve. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i'm constantly having partial bowel obstruction from scar tissue and a stoma hernia after 4 abdonimal surger.?
I had lap band and hernia surgery two days ago. I am having severe pain and can no longer pass gas or have a bowel movement? Normal???
After breast surgery, bloating is high. During abdominal & anterior rib palpation there's a gaseous/fluid feeling akin to gas bubbles.
I had a unbilicord hernia repair with a mesh 4 years ago and having pain,bowel movement problems,hurts after Eating do I have another hernia?
Yes: It can last a few days.Get a more detailed answer ›
My bowels are awakening after laparoscopic surgery (blocked intestine) a week ago but why does stomach keepfilling with gas/bile & vomiting every 24hr?
Call your Surgeon: Vomiting after surgery for a small bowel obstruction warrants a call to your surgeon. Common causes include a recurrent obstruction (esp if you are not passing gas from below) or an ileus, often in response to narcotic pain medication. Hope it's just a false alarm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually : A seroma is a fluid collection that forms in body spaces, such as where a hernia bulge was present before surgery; the larger the hernia, the higher the probability of a seroma forming. This is typically reabsorbed within weeks after surgery, although underlying mesh may slow this down. Rarely, it persists for months and may require aspiration. I advise you to return to see your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer