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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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I had a colonoscopy yesterday and now I have SO MUCH GAS! How can I get rid of it?

I had a colonoscopy yesterday and now I have SO MUCH GAS! How can I get rid of it?

Walk...: The intestines will be stimulated with mild exercise such as walking... The gas will pass... ...Read more

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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

Stay away from foods you're allergic to
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Try simethicone to relieve symptoms
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Drink less sodas, carbonated beverages
Daily
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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 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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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

Keep a food diary for triggers
once
Avoid splenda, sorbitol, prune juice, gummy or jelly candies
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Take simethicone or Beano as needed
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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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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

Eliminate dairy foods
daily
Eliminate gluten
daily
Drink water
6x day
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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?

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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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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