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Gas After Anesthesia
Belching: Postprandial stomach gas buildup can be prevented by avoiding obviously gassy food and drinks, by not eating too fast, by not drinking large quantities of liquids while eating , by not forcing yourself to belch and by taking simethicone 1/2 hour after a meal. When bloated, drinking hot(not too hot) water helps break down gas bubbles allowing them to pass down the intestinal tract. ...Read more
After having twilight anesthesia is it normal to have horrible diarrhea and feel sick to your stomach even after 8 hours post surgery?
I'm having bowel movement within 2 hrs of having meal after staple haemorodictomy. How long will this frequent bowel movement last.
Bowel movements: We all have a reflex called the gastrocolic reflex that causes us to defecate after a meal, especially a large meal. This is a defense mechanism for the body to rid itself of waste so we could be ready to fight of flee back in the days of old. This is more pronounced in some people and after going through stressors. ...Read more
Another thought: Many lactation consultants are now instructing patients that there is no need to pump and dump from one exposure to general anesthesia. The amount that makes it to the milk is extremely small. Personnel preference must be respected however. There is no harm in dumping for 24 hrs. I agree though have a talk with your anesthesiologist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Call your doctor: Call your surgeon and explain what's going on. If you have fever or are coughing up secretions, it might be best to delay surgery. But if this is just a mild cold, it may resolve without any problem. Also depends on the type of surgery you've having. Always best to be in prime health before surgery and anesthesia. ...Read more
I'm having surgery tomorrow morning with general anesthesia and I vaporize weed concentrates everyday. Will this cause complications during surgery?
You should inform: your anesthesiologist and surgeon so they can monitor you , and titrate the dose better . ...Read more
Anesthesia problems: Side effects depend on the type of anesthesia, the length and type of surgery, the age and gender of the patient, and other medical conditions that patients have at the time of surgery. With general anesthesia, people sometimes have nausea, sore throat, hoarse voice and muscle aches. Spinal blocks have a low risk of headache. Nerve blocks have a rare risk of nerve injury or infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A Few Simple Rules: The most common cause of gas pains after abdominal surgery is GI dysfunction secondary to inflammation in the abdomen+/-anesthesia.The best thing to do is to limit narcotic pain medicine, which is known to worsen the gas pains.Also, don't push food until your appetite is normal. Lastly, try and be somewhat active--it's best not to stay in bed all day (for many reasons).I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Is it normal to have gas trouble and tiredness after laparoscopic cholecystectomy ? Surgery was 4 days back.
Yes. : It may take weeks for your digestive system to adjust to "losing" your gallbladder; your gas trouble is likely a manifestation of this adjustment. As far as the lethargy...You just had general anesthesia, which takes days to get out of your system. Lethargy is normal and expected, as well as afternoon naps. Be sure and follow-up with your surgeon, as recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16 wks pregnant.From a week getting mild pains,palpitations in abdomen,freq gas formation,short painful gas discharge, distended,crampy abdomen.Isok?
It should go away in: No more than one or two days. If it persists go see your doctor for another cause for it. ...Read more
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