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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

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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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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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
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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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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

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

Eliminate dairy foods
daily
Eliminate gluten
daily
Drink water
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Would it be unhealthy to have shoulder pain from the co2 gas a month after laparoscopic surgery?

Would it be unhealthy to have shoulder pain from the co2 gas a month after laparoscopic surgery?

No: Shoulder pain from the co2 used in laparoscopy only lasts maybe 1-3 days. See your family doctor for a shoulder examination. ...Read more

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