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Had incarcerated umbilical laparoscopic surgery 4 weeks ago. All fine till today. Headache, weakness, and black stool. Related to surgery?

Had incarcerated umbilical laparoscopic surgery 4 weeks ago. All fine till today. Headache, weakness, and black stool. Related to surgery?

Black stool?: If you have black, tarry, malodorous stool would discuss promptly with your doctor to determine if this is related to GI bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

How long ago: Was your surgery? Was it yesterday or 6 weeks ago? Were there any complications?
The easiest thing to do would be to call your surgeon and ask when you could fly. ...Read more

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When can I go back to school after get laparoscopic surgery?

When can I go back to school after get laparoscopic surgery?

Depends: I would assume this is laparoscopy of the pelvis. Some can return the next day, but most will wait two to three days before returning to school. It all depends upon how well you feel. Don't lift anything above ten pounds until a week has past to allow the incisions to heal. ...Read more

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Approximately how much does inpatient laparoscopic surgery cost?

Approximately how much does inpatient laparoscopic surgery cost?

"Thousands": It is impossible to be more specific without knowing what specific operation is planned. I suggest you speak with the surgeon and a member of the business office of the hospital. Good luck. ...Read more

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After laparoscopic surgery, if the stitches have been removed already, is it necessary to protect still the wound with any plast?

After laparoscopic surgery, if the stitches have been removed already, is it necessary to protect still the wound with any plast?

Up to you: If there is no drainage, looks dry most will leave it alone with out dressings, some cover with bandage, or a band aid. In a healing process surgical wound get sealed in 24 hrs, will not allow the bacteria to get inside. ...Read more

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How much does laparoscopic surgery for removing a cyst cost in north carolina? I need a general estimate because I have to pay 20% of the cost.

How much does laparoscopic surgery for removing a cyst cost in north carolina? I need a general estimate because I have to pay 20% of the cost.

Contact your hospita: The only way to answer this is to ask your surgeon and your hospital for an estimation of the cost. ...Read more

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I have ais syndrome, if the gonalds can't be found during laparoscopic surgery. So what would be the reason. They did not grow or something else?

I have ais syndrome, if the gonalds can't be found during laparoscopic surgery. So what would be the reason. They did not grow or something else?

Should be there: If you have ais the gonad should be intact. The syndrome is one in which the chromosomes are xy but the androgen receptor does not "see" androgens like testosterone. Therefore, the result is female. The gonads are removed due to the possible cancer potential. ...Read more

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Looking for best laparoscopic surgery for torn ligaments in both shoulders?

Looking for best laparoscopic surgery for torn ligaments in both shoulders?

First, it is: Arthroscopic and you need to find an orthopaedic surgeon to see if surgery is even indicated as most can be treated with appropriate rehabilitation. If surgery is indicated, then you need to find out what type of surgery and if it can be done that way. ...Read more

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What is laparoscopic surgery?

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Minimally invasive.: In the laparoscopic surgery technique multiple 0.5-1 centimeter incisions are made in various areas of a patient's abdomen. A thin camera and operating instruments are then placed in access ports through the incisions, allowing surgeons to complete procedures which would have required much larger incisions in the past. This has led to smaller scars, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery. ...Read more

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What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

Minimally-invasive: Surgery on the abdomen. With traditional open surgery, a relatively large incision is made, & the surgeon works with his hands inside the abdomen. With laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made, & a scope & thin instruments are placed thru trocars thru the incisions. The surgeon then operates like playing video games on tv. Patients have less pain & bounce back faster than with open surgery. ...Read more

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How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

With small incisions: Laparoscopy, in general, is performed with the patient asleep. The abdomen is filled with co2 to elevate the abdominal wall away from the internal organs. Tubes called trocars are placed at various spots on the abdomen depending on the surgery. Through the trocars are placed a camera and surgical instruments. The incisions are generally small and the healing time faster than open surgery. ...Read more

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How successful is laparoscopic surgery?

How successful is laparoscopic surgery?

Usually great.: If your surgeon is well-trained, and you have a condition that is appropriate to approach laparoscopically, the success rate is generally excellent. Any operation is potentially serious and can result in complications. Laparoscopic surgery is extremely common, performed at virtually every hospital in the USA. Talk to your surgeon for details. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about laparoscopic surgery?

Can you tell me about laparoscopic surgery?

Less invasive: Back in the day, before imaging, and before scopes the ability for a doc to access the abdominal cavity, a joint or the chest was limited to physical exam and open surgery. Now we have imaging, ;mri, ct scan to help more precisely diagnose and we have scopes to see inside with less disruption to the patient, easier recovery and usually equal outcome. Talk to your surgeon. Be well. ...Read more

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Can a laparoscopic surgery cause you to gain weight?

Can a laparoscopic surgery cause you to gain weight?

No,: If you eat more and exercise less you will gain weight. ...Read more

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Horrible symptoms after laparoscopic surgery, what to do?

Horrible symptoms after laparoscopic surgery, what to do?

See your surgeon: If you are having a rough time and are not improving every day, then see your surgeon promptly. ...Read more

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What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

One incision: Single port surgery uses a special port that multiple instruments go through, unlike traditional laparoscopy where each port canfield only one instrument. Advantages of single port surgery are mostly cosmetic. ...Read more

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How long does it take to pass wind after a laparoscopic surgery?

Usually 1-2 days: If it goes any longer, your abdomen will become distended and very uncomfortable. Contact your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have pain after a laparoscopic surgery 2 years ago?

Is it normal to still have pain after a laparoscopic surgery 2 years ago?

See your surgeon: Pain 2 years after surgery in not common go to your surgeon or pcp to investigate the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for the pain to go away after laparoscopic surgery?

Depends: On what surgery you had done. The pain from the incisions improve significantly over the first 72 hours. They will feel much better in a week, but still sore. By a month they should feel good, with some minor pain on exertion. ...Read more

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What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

Position: While shoulder pain is often attributed to irritation if the diaphragm by carbon dioxide gas uses in laparpscopy, back pain is most often a consequence of laying down flat on your back without moving while under general anesthesia. It should be self limited, and when postop pain permits, some back stretching may help. ...Read more

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How long until my scars fade from laparoscopic surgery?

How long until my scars fade from laparoscopic surgery?

6 - 12 months: 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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Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Yes!: This is the most common anti-reflux procedure, involving closure of the hiatal hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. An incisionless option, tiff, is available 2. ...Read more

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How long would shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

How long would shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

Which type?: I assume you mean arthroscopic surgery. Certain procedures such as repairing a torn cartilage have very little pain. Others, such as rotator cuff repair or major spur removal can be sore for 3-4 weeks. The difficult part is that each patient has a different pain tolerence that needs to be factored into the equation as well. Overall though, only minor pain usually. ...Read more

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How long should shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

How long should shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

A few days: Shoulder pain following laparoscopy is believed to be due to irritation of the diaphragm by the carbon dioxide that is used to inflate the abdomen. This pain should resolve within 2 to 3 days after surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more