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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...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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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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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?

It depends: If there is a significant amount of air in the chest and it is causing a problem, it can be removed by placing a catheter or tube in the chest. The doctors will help make this decision. ...Read more

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How to get rid of trapped gas after surgery?

Trapped Gas: The best way to get rid of "trapped gas" after surgery is to get up often and to walk around. Otherwise, an over the counter medication such as simethicone would likely help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of the gas after gastric sleeve surgery?

What is the best way to get rid of the gas after gastric sleeve surgery?

Simethicone: Try liquid anti-gas preparations with simethicone to break up the gas bubbles in to smaller ones. It may relieve your symptoms. If not, call your surgeon for a more detailed evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Just had a laparoscopy, anything i can do to get rid of the access gas leftover? It's so painful in my shoulder and under my ribcage.

Just had a laparoscopy, anything i can do to get rid of the access gas leftover? It's so painful in my shoulder and under my ribcage.

Referred pain: That pain ascribed to "left over gas", during the surgery, your diaphragm is moving with the ventilator and it's stretched by the pneumoperitoneum/gas expansion. Your diaphragm gets irritated and leads to pain that you experience in your shoulder. It is a temporary situation; should respond to tylenol, (acetaminophen) slow deep breaths and not last beyond a few days. If it persists, get evaluated. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can get rid of this gas pain in shoulder? Extreme pain & all over gassy.

Is there any way I can get rid of this gas pain in shoulder? Extreme pain & all over gassy.

Radiation of pain: It is likely that your discomfort in the right shoulder may be secondary to gall bladder disease, or "cholecystitis" with irritation of the diaphragm radiating pain to the right shoulder, accompanied by increased gaseousness. Investigation of this strong possibility is necessary, so you need to consult a physician personally. You may need removal of the gallbladder surgically to correct this . ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopy yesterday morning and I have really bad pain in my ribs and shoulder is there any way to get rid of the gas faster?

Ambulate: Laparoscopy uses carbon dioxide which is readily absorbed by the body. Most patients however are given a bowel regimen to clean out the intestines. This maybe why you feel a lot of gas. Ambulate to get your body back to normal. Sometimes depending on the procedure there could be air in the thorax and this requires an x-ray to see. Check with your doctor to let them know your pain. ...Read more