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Dr. Charles Cattano
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How to get rid of gas after a colonoscopy?

How to get rid of gas after a colonoscopy?

Retained air post-CO: Air is used to inflate your colon & permit inspection during the colonoscopy procedure. During your recovery before discharge you will be encouraged to pass the air back out. This is accomplished by changing your position in bed, gentle abdominal pressure, & verbal encouragement to overcome your natural embarrassment at passing gas. Some air may persist for several hours--call for help if longer. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Is there anything i can do to get rid of bad gas and irregular bowel movements i've had since a colonoscopy in august 2013?

Is there anything i can do to get rid of bad gas and irregular bowel movements i've had since a colonoscopy in august 2013?

Crohns meds: If the crohns is still active then meds to control the GI inflammatory process needed these include steroids, immune modulators and diet to minimize symptoms irregular movements can be helped with colace and possibleuse of fleets enema if constipation rather than diarrhea. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy said I have mild hemorrhoids. What can I do to get rid of them?

My colonoscopy said I have mild hemorrhoids. What can I do to get rid of them?

Warm baths: If hemorrhoids only seen by colonoscopist with no associated symptoms then no treatment suggested. If there are mild symptoms, a rectal cream or warm soaks can help. If more symptomatic with pain and bleeding, resection or rubber banding would be needed. ...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 it's 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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Dr. John Fung
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How do you get rid of gas pains after a gallbladder removal?

How do you get rid of gas pains after a gallbladder removal?

Will resolve: U describe a mild form of ileus, in which intestinal motility is decreased, usually due to inactivity and prescribed narcotics for pain. While this ileus usually resolves in a few days, if u walk, drink enough fluids, minimize or eliminate the use of narcotic pain pills, then this will speed your recovery. If u are unable to hold down fluids, have fever or worsening abdominal pain, see ur md. ...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?

Try yogurt: You had heart surgery 4 days ago. You were given antibiotics during the surgery so you can try yogurt to return your normal gut flora. Also walk a lot every day to move the gas along. If you are taking pain killers try to also take a stool softener. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gas pains after gastric sleeve?

Walk a lot: Gas pains after laparoscopic surgery usually improve in 1-2 days. Walking helps. Some people swear by simethicone as well that you could try. ...Read more

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Gas (Definition)

"gas" is, of course, a phase of matter - the air we breathe is a gas. In a medical context, "gas" can refer to having too much gas in the bowels, causing burping, or cramping in the belly. It also can refer to flatulence, ...Read more


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