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How to get rid of a rash after laparoscopic surgery?

How to get rid of a rash after laparoscopic surgery?

Will disappear: You got the rash most likely from reaction to antibiotics , or anesthetic medications , in couple of day will disappear , alert your surgeon , some times may need medications. ...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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I had a laparoscopic surgery two days ago, but the gas is not coming out of my stomach is there anyway to get it out?

I had a laparoscopic surgery two days ago, but the gas is not coming out of my stomach is there anyway to get it out?

Recovery: The gas is placed in the peritoneal cavity, not your stomach. Feeling gaseous or bloated after abdominal surgery is most likely from constipation. Try a bowel regimen to get your bowels moving. If you are not feeling well in a day or so, call your surgery team for follow up. Be well. ...Read more

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How long can it take before the gas after laparoscopic surgery to go away?

How long can it take before the gas after laparoscopic surgery to go away?

Varies: The gas will go away quickly in most cases. The specific time will depend on a number of factors including how long was the surgery, what was done during the surgery, how heavy is the patient, how quickly can the patient be up and ambulating, etc. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. ...Read more

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How long does it take the gas from laparoscopic surgery to go away? How long after laparoscopic surgery will i feel the gas inside me? .

How long does it take the gas from laparoscopic surgery to go away? How long after laparoscopic surgery will i feel the gas inside me?

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Varies: The gas will go away quickly in most cases. The specific time will depend on a number of factors including how long was the surgery, what was done during the surgery, how heavy is the patient, how quickly can the patient be up and ambulating, etc. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have shoulder pain from the gas a month after laparoscopic surgery?

Is it normal to have shoulder pain from the gas a month after laparoscopic surgery?

No. : 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. I am afraid that you are barking up the wrong tree. ...Read more

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My bowels are awakening after laparoscopic surgery (blocked intestine) a week ago but why does stomach keepfilling with gas/bile & vomiting every 24hr?

My bowels are awakening after laparoscopic surgery (blocked intestine) a week ago but why does stomach keepfilling with gas/bile & vomiting every 24hr?

Call your Surgeon: Vomiting after surgery for a small bowel obstruction warrants a call to your surgeon. Common causes include a recurrent obstruction (esp if you are not passing gas from below) or an ileus, often in response to narcotic pain medication. Hope it's just a false alarm. ...Read more

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How long does shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery? I had a lap for an ectopic pregnancy yesterday and I am feeling a lot of pain in my shoulder. I think it may be from the intraabdominal gas they use to blow up the belly during surgery. How lo

How long does shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery? I had a lap for an ectopic pregnancy yesterday and I am feeling a lot of pain in my shoulder.  I think it may be from the intraabdominal gas they use to blow up the belly during surgery.  How lo

Varies: The gas pain will go away quickly in most cases. The specific time will depend on a number of factors including how long was the surgery, what was done during the surgery, how heavy is the patient, how quickly can the patient be up and ambulating, etc. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. ...Read more

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Can a laparoscopic surgery tell if I have infection in female organs what treatment would they do?

Can a laparoscopic surgery tell if I have infection in female organs what treatment would they do?

Depends: If ovary, tubes, uterus enlarged or visibly inflamed that will show. If internal NOT visualized by this exam. Pelvic and hysteroscopy look inside. ...Read more

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Had laparoscopic surgery 6 months ago - adhesions attached ovary to colon. Having same pain again, could they be attached again? Can anything prevent?

Had laparoscopic surgery 6 months ago - adhesions attached ovary to colon. Having same pain again, could they be attached again? Can anything prevent?

Adhesions: The answer is yes there is always a potential of adhesions reforming. No real preventative. It is a natural healing process. Hope this helps and you get better ...Read more

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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

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