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Exercise After Laparotomy
Post Surgery: I always defer this question to the surgeon who performed the procedure and who will likely do a follow up examination. The surgeon knows what procedure was done, possible complications and how you are healing. Take care. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
2 weeks: Generally it is recommended to postpone sex for at least 2 weeks after a laparoscopic procedure. The incisional pain is generally the limiting factor, but other factors such as recovery from general anesthesia, pain medications and other GI complaints may make sex less appealing. ...Read more
I had an emergency appendectomy 4 days ago, via laparoscopic surgery. When can I resume physical activity including gym workouts?
Ask your surgeon: Best to ask your surgeon. Usually wait at least 2 weeks before heavy activities, but each surgeon has their own recommendations. Usually a person is given instructions from the hospital at discharge too. ...Read more
WhenYourBodyTellsYou: Technically that operation is minimally invasive so you should bounce back pretty quickly. However, each individual is different. It took me a month to start bouncing back from a minor hernia repair. So wait a week or so then start slowly progressing and see how it goes each day. You'll know if you are careful. But don't push it hard for about a month. Just "listen to your body." It will tell you ...Read more
3-14 days: In general, if all the ports are 5mm, then you can resume activities whenever you're comfortable. If a larger port 10-12 mm was placed or had to be enlarged, then your surgeon will probably restrict you for 7-14 days. Prior to that a 10 pound lifting limit would be in order, and you should avoid mechanical exercise machines. . Good luck. ...Read more
No. I would: Look to other causes of abnormal weight loss, especially if you lost a large amount of weight. Consult a doctor if it is persistent. ...Read more
Laparoscopic Inguinal hernia surgery with mesh - recovery time? When to start with cycling and exercise for abdominals?
Ask your surgeon: He knows the details of your individual case and can give you the most accurate answer. ...Read more
Robotic total lap hyst with bil ovaries & Fallopian tubes & cervix removed.how long after surgery can I start restricting calories to lose Weight?
Recovery activities: The recovery period for your surgery is typically 2-4 weeks. Discuss with your doctor regarding your post operative activities allowed. ...Read more
As tolerated : I tell my patients to return to usual activity as treated by pain and discomfort. Just listen to your body and use common sense and you'll be fine. As always however, there may be features unique to your case, and you should check with your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If no other contraindication.Get a more detailed answer ›
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