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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


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3 days after lap surgery and still getting severe pain in my shoulder and rib from the gas. I move around a lot. Any tips for getting rid of the gas?

3 days after lap surgery and still getting severe pain in my shoulder and rib from the gas. I move around a lot. Any tips for getting rid of the gas?

Patience: That being said, if the pain is getting worse or you have associated fever you need to speak immediately to your surgeon. Not knowing what was done during your surgery, the possibility may exist of some type of leak, or infection. At least call the doctor and let him know your situation and let him decide how to follow this. ...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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How do you get rid of gas after surgery?

How do you get rid of gas after surgery?

Endoscopic surgery??: Surgeons will add gas to the area to help visualize the site better. The gas will go away on its own over time. I have not heard of any way to speed up the process. If you mean gas in the stomach, just take some antacids or gas-x. ...Read more

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How to get rid of trapped gas after surgery?

How to get rid of trapped gas after surgery?

Trapped Gas: The best way to get rid of "trapped gas" after surgery is to get up often and to walk around. Otherwise, an over the counter medication such as simethicone would likely help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of the gas after gastric sleeve surgery?

What is the best way to get rid of the gas after gastric sleeve surgery?

Simethicone: Try liquid anti-gas preparations with simethicone to break up the gas bubbles in to smaller ones. It may relieve your symptoms. If not, call your surgeon for a more detailed evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gas pain after colon surgery? I've been walking a lot, but still a lot of trapped gas. How many days does it take to get 1st bm?

Few days: A few days usually. Remember you have not eaten for some days in between. If you are passing gas and no movement try taking a laxative to help with the first movement then it still maybe agee days until food goes thru ur system to get back to normal if you are not passing any gas maybe a bigger problem and you should get looked at asap. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of gas buildup in chest after heart surgery four days ago?

How do you get rid of gas buildup in chest after heart surgery four days ago?

It depends: If there is a significant amount of air in the chest and it is causing a problem, it can be removed by placing a catheter or tube in the chest. The doctors will help make this decision. ...Read more

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Can men be treated to get rid of HPV like women do? How? What treatment should they go through? What needs to be done? Surgery?!

Can men be treated to get rid of HPV like women do? How? What treatment should they go through?  What needs to be done? Surgery?!

None: At this time there is no treatment to rid a person of the HPV virus, . That is why we are vaccinating young men and women against the most common cancer causing strains of the virus men who are positive should use a condom to prevent spread of the virus ...Read more

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Keep on getting ingrown cysts in groin area. Why is this? How to prevent it and treatment other than surgery to get rid off it???

Keep on getting ingrown cysts in groin area. Why is this? How to prevent it and treatment other than surgery to get rid off it???

Ingrown cyst: By ingrown cysts I'm assuming that you're talking about cysts caused by ingrown hairs. This is common with shaving the groin area to closely. It can cause folliculitis or inflammation of hair follicles. If you avoid shaving close that usually solves the problem. Also, you can see you doctor and they prescribe an antibiotic which helps it clear up faster. I hope I answered your question :) ...Read more

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I have a big lower lip, part of it goes in my mouth& burns is there a surgery I could have 2 get rid of the pooch w/o getting rid of my lips fullness?

I have a big lower lip, part of it goes in my mouth& burns is there a surgery I could have 2 get rid of the pooch w/o getting rid of my lips fullness?

Identify cause first: Yes, surgical lip reduction can help reduce excess tissues but I am not sure what is causing the lip burning or whether that will dissipate following any surgery. See your pcp to diagnose the problem. If you have an inflammatory condition then that may cause burning sensation and may even cause some swelling and if that is treated then you may not need any surgery. ...Read more

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Bunionette on left foot- painful to walk, wear shoes. Treatment options? Is surgery only way to get rid of it for good?

Mostly shoes..: Relief from the pain caused by a bunionette is based on the severeness of the bunionette deformity. Milder deformities can usually be successfully treated with a shoe style change or by wearing an accomodative type pad attached to the skin. As the severity increases, the need for surgical correction becomes a more suitable answer. Consult with a Healthtap specialist for a more directed answer. ...Read more

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Is there any possible treatment to get rid of gas problem? Right now I am taking homeopathy medicines but its not beneficial.

Is there any possible treatment to get rid of gas problem? Right now I am taking homeopathy medicines but its not beneficial.

Address the causes: Usually gas occurs because we don't fully digest our foods & the undigested food is fermented by microbes in our intestines. Avoiding foods you can't digest (possibly beans, gluten, cabbage, lactose from dairy etc.), taking digestive enzymes & correcting imbalances in flora often helps (check for candida ¶sites). Homeopathy can help too; if it hasn't helped consider trying different remedies! ...Read more

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I had a bunion surgery. Which exercise is best for getting rid of stiffness?

I had a bunion surgery. Which exercise is best for getting rid of stiffness?

Stiffness: The very best thing to do is see your surgeon. None of us know what type of bunion surgery you had or when it was done as none of that info was presented. ...Read more

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Is there any medication/lotion that is good for getting rid of tiny scars from a surgery?

Is there any medication/lotion that is good for getting rid of tiny scars from a surgery?

Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:

1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for getting rid of my big pores and acne.for good? Pls help

Is there a surgery for getting rid of my big pores and acne.for good? Pls help

No: Acne is a chronic, non-lifestyle related, serious disease that you need to manage medically until it self-cures on its own. Ignore all pop wisdom and work with your physician to get and remain clear. Do this and hopefully you can avoid further scarring. Don't get discouraged. ...Read more

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Have cervicitis for 1yr did HPV surgery 2013. Stil have yeast and cervicitis did # of treatment please tel me the cause & how to treat & prevent same.

Have cervicitis for 1yr did HPV surgery 2013. Stil have yeast and cervicitis did # of treatment please tel me the cause & how to treat & prevent same.

Depends: Cervicitis can be treated with an extended regimen of doxycycline... Did your doctor try that? Refractory yeast some times responds to a regimen of diflucan (fluconazole). Otherwise, to prevent, may want to figure out what triggered? Something in environment, diet? Probiotics can help to keep vagina healthy. The v book by elizabeth stewart is my go to book for vaginal health... Can find on amazon cheap. ...Read more

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I was born with lymphedema in just my right foot. My sister and i both had surgery. Will that be permanent in getting rid of my lymphedema?

I was born with lymphedema in just my right foot. My sister and i both had surgery. Will that be permanent in getting rid of my lymphedema?

Probably not: Unfortunately, lymphedema is a chronic lifelong problem that can be controlled but probably never cured. The new micro surgical techniques are showing some promise but they aren't likely to be a cure either. They are simply an additional treatment tool. ...Read more

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How does co2 laser resurfacing get rid of wrinkles and dark spots? I understand that the co2 laser damages the skin and forces it to heal itself. But I don't understand exactly how that gets rid of wrinkles and spots. .

How does co2 laser resurfacing get rid of wrinkles and dark spots? I understand that the co2 laser damages the skin and forces it to heal itself. But I don't understand exactly how that gets rid of wrinkles and spots.
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This : This is a good question. Total fx laser resurfacing (co2 laser) vaporizes the soft tissues of the face to eliminate/reduce sun spots, decrease and remove lines and wrinkles as well as reducing pore size. This is through the production of a controlled injury to the papillary dermis (upper dermis), after which replacement of damaged tissues with new healthy, compact collagen takes place. One also sees a more homogenous complexion of the skin tone (color) and the reduction of telangiectasias (small red capillaries) due to this injury and tissue replacement. Optimal results are seen over a 90 – 120 day timeline.

Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read more

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Would the CO2 laser I'm getting for raised acne scars get rid of the redness. Skin turns red with the slightest rubbing or touching...

Would the CO2 laser I'm getting for raised acne scars get rid of the redness. Skin turns red with the slightest rubbing or touching...

No: The CO2 laser will not address the redness of your skin. Redness is usually due to telangiectasias, flushing, or rosacea. A different laser wavelength would be necessary to reduce redness (i.e., Pulsed dye lasers, Intense pulsed light, etc.). In fact, your redness will be slightly increased during the healing process. ...Read more

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Is cataract surgery the only solution for getting rid of cataracts? I would like to find the best solution for treating the cataract in my right eye. I am wondering if surgery is the only solution or if there are other options available. If they are avail

Is cataract surgery the only solution for getting rid of cataracts? I would like to find the best solution for treating the cataract in my right eye. I am wondering if surgery is the only solution or if there are other options available. If they are avail

Yes: Correction of cataracts (clouding of the natural lens) can only be corrected through surgical intervention. Surgery is only recommended after changing spectacle prescriptions no longer can improve the vision satisfactorily. ...Read more

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Co2 (Definition)

This is a gas composed on one carbon and two oxygen molecules. Very common byproduct of respiration ...Read more