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Why am i having gas pain after appendectomy?

Why am i having gas pain after appendectomy?

Normal: It is normal for the intestines to be bit uncoordinated after an abdominal operation with general anesthesia. This can cause some bloating, and eventually that all has to come out. There is nothing specific related to the appendectomy and "gas". Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Dan Lister
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Removal Of Appendix (Definition)

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more


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Why am i having gas pain after appendectomy?

Normal: It is normal for the intestines to be bit uncoordinated after an abdominal operation with general anesthesia. This can cause some bloating, and eventually that all has to come out. There is nothing specific related to the appendectomy and "gas". Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm having trapped gas pain on my right side. I have been passing gas & belching. I just had a laparascopic appendectomy 19 days ago. Is this normal?

Yes: With laparoscopic appendectomy there is alway a certain amount of inflammation in the region of the cecum and adjacent rt. colon. There can also be a minimal degree of ileus or lack of peristalsis in the bowel causing gas accumulation and retrograde motion of gas or belching. One should wait several wks for resolution. ...Read more

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Had appendectomy in may, pain never stopped and is a lot worse now, and gets a lot worse whilst menstruating or if I need to pass gas. Help!

Had appendectomy in may, pain never stopped and is a lot worse now, and gets a lot worse whilst menstruating or if I need to pass gas. Help!

See your doctor: What you describe is unlikely related to your surgery performed 5 months ago. Was there appendicitis or a normal appendix? May need gynecology evaluation too, but start with an exam with your primary care physician. May need blood tests, radiology such as pelvic ultrasound, etc. ...Read more

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How to rid gas pains after appendectomy?

How to rid gas pains after appendectomy?

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 to be somewhat active--it's best not to stay in bed all day (for many reasons). I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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After my appendectomy, I'm experiencing co2 gas pressure pains in my stomach, how do I get rid of the gas so I don't have pains?

After my appendectomy, I'm experiencing co2 gas pressure pains in my stomach, how do I get rid of the gas so I don't have pains?

Breathe: The co2 gas from laparoscopy (which I assume you had) normally goes away within 7 – 10 days after surgery. A bit is removed each time you breathe so get up, walk around, eat, and, above all, keep breathing and the gas wi be gone in a few days. The remaining pain is sure to the surgery and the port site placement. If pain continues, see your surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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Had an appendectomy 2.5 weeks ago. Did heavy lifting 2 days ago; now abdomen hurts. More pain plus gas and bloating after eating now. Should I worry?

Probably not but....: If you are passing gas and having bowel movements that is reassuring but in anyone with recent surgery who finds themselves suddenly having worsening abdominal pain it would be prudent to see their primary care provider or general surgeon who did the surgery if the pain worsens or persists. ...Read more

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3 days post open appendectomy, have fibroids, and pregnant. I feel very full, have some pain on the non-surgical side, and gas pains today. Is it norm?

3 days post open appendectomy, have fibroids, and pregnant. I feel very full, have some pain on the non-surgical side, and gas pains today. Is it norm?

Maybe: But don't guess. Call your doctor to get instructions and make an appointment to see your obstetrician ; your surgeon as soon as possible. Needs a full physical exam that cannot be done here. ...Read more

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Had appendix removed a week ago. Recovering ok but having gas and a lot of diarrhea. Is this normal after laparoscopic appendectomy?

Had appendix removed a week ago. Recovering ok but having gas and a lot of diarrhea. Is this normal after laparoscopic appendectomy?

Yes it is: Yes it is normal. Make sure you eat yogurt, and banana, and apply heat pad to the abdomen.most likely the diarrhea secondary to the antibiotic use after surgery, the gas is normal, most likely related to the pain medication.
So far everything you described is normal. ...Read more

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How to determine if my side pain is more than just a gas pain?

Gas pains: Go away. Any persistent pain must be evaluated by your doctor. Not a website hehehehe

But if it goes away you can just ignore it until you get more persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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My husband suffers from severe gas pain, what can we do about it?

Gas: Gasx, simethicone. Gas is either from swallowing air, indigestion, or dysbiosis. Natural remedies include digestive enzymes and probiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve gas pain from my right shoulder?

Have it evaluated: If the pain truly originates in the abdomen, I would consider gall bladder disease. If the pain is not a "gas pain" then local shoulder problems can cause it. Have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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My 6.5 month old all of a sudden started crying from what seems like gas pain. She rarely is inconsolable but every 45 min or so she wakes up crying?

In Pain!: Your little one must be in pain. We should treat these precious little people like we would wish to be treated. It's difficult to say what the cause is but it does need physician assessment very soon. I hope you can reach your physician otherwise go to the ER. ...Read more

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What to do if got gas pain agian?

Gas: You may try gas-x, charcocaps. Avoid gas producing foods such as beans and many vegetables. ...Read more

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Can eating vegatables cause gas pain?

Yes: Some vegetables contain quite a bit of psyllium which can cause significant gas production and subsequent gas pains. ...Read more

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What should I do for severe gas pain?

What should I do for severe gas pain?

Few suggestions...: Try taking one or more of the following: simethicone, charco-caps, or probiotics. Dietary insoluble fiber causes gas as does lactose if you are lactose intolerant. A low-fodmaps diet (ibsfree. Net) can help control chronic gas. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can glucosamine Hydrocloride cause gas pain.

Can glucosamine Hydrocloride cause gas pain.

Possibly: In some people glucosamine can cause gas pains. Take it will a full meal to avoid side effects or spread out the doses over the day if you are taking it all at once. A normal dose is 1500 mg a day and you could try taking it 500 mg three times a day. ...Read more

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How many days post colonoscopy does gas pain still happen?

Less than one: It should clear within a day; pain beyond that may be due to another cause such as multiple polyps being removed. Severe pain, or pain with other symptoms such as light-headedness, dizziness, or getting worse instead of better, should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Which works better for gas and gas pain: gas-x or charcoal caps?

Gas!: Gas-x will break up the large gas bubbles into smaller ones. Charcoal tablets will prevent the production of gas from various things. More importantly, you could consider decreasing the gas producing things in your diet, such as broccoli, beans, and cauliflower. If you eat those things take beano. Also, carbonated beverages can also make you very gassy. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is wrong with a person if they keep belching and have gas pain?

What is wrong with a person if they keep belching and have gas pain?

Peptic: Could be reflux or acid damage. Also, could have lactose intolerance, celiac, irritable bowel. Could try some acid suppression meds but worth seeing a md if it persists or if there are any red flags: vomiting, weight loss, blood or black stools, etc. ...Read more

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What are gas pain remedies? I have uncomfortable gas pain. What can I do about it?

Several OTC products: Beano has enzyme that breaks down moderate-sized sugars in beans, peanuts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts. Lactaid has enzyme that breaks down milk sugar in dairy products. Gas-x et al. have simethicone that helps reduce bloating. Activated charcoal has tiny pores that absorb carbon dioxide. Use one for the food(s) giving u gas problems. ...Read more

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What are all my options to treat newborn that has gas pain and reflux symptoms.

What are all my options to treat newborn that has gas pain and reflux symptoms.

Depends: All babies can have reflux. Reflux becomes a problem when your baby is not gaining weight and has difficulty feeding. The best thing to do is to talk to your pediatrician to see if your baby needs any intervention such as a medicine or a reflux formula. As far as treatment of gas pains, usually no medicines are necessary. Some parents believe mylicon drops can help but talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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How to relive gas pain? The pain feels like a muscle is pulled in my upper back area

Midback: Gas trapped in the esophagus may cause midback discomfort but usually there is associated discomfort in the anterior chest area as well. If there is recurrent upper or midback discomfort, I would suspect a musculoskeletal cause more than gas entrapment. It's best to have your physician evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve gas pain?

Anti gas: There are several products that will help you by decreasing gas production, most of them over the counter. More importantly, most of them work the best when taken prior to eating. Make a diet diary and attempt to narrow down which foods seem to trigger the most gas. Adjusting how much a how often you eat these gas producing foods will also help. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more