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I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. My belly button incision is painful and has some yellow thick puss sitting in it. Is there an infection?

I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. My belly button incision is painful and has some yellow thick puss sitting in it. Is there an infection?

Need To Be Seen: A small amount of drainage is not uncommon at the belly button following laparoscopic surgery. However, a superficial infection is possible. Common signs include redness, drainage, and tenderness. This diagnosis requires hands-on evaluation by your surgeon--schedule a follow-up appointment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I feel something hard underneath my belly button after laparoscopic surgery. Is this normal?

I feel something hard underneath my belly button after laparoscopic surgery. Is this normal?

Can be: Firmness at a healing scar can be normal for several months after surgery. If you are concerned see your surgeon. ...Read more

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When should the swelling in the abdomen go down after laparoscopic surgery?

When should the swelling in the abdomen go down after laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery: Swelling after laparoscopic surgery is caused by the gas used inside the abdomen. Usually carbon dioxide is used, and this absorbs in about 1 day. Other gases may have swelling that lasts longer. The gas left in the abdomen can cause pain in the shoulder until it absorbs. If you are still swollen, and feel ill, you should contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Hello! My husband is having robotic laparoscopic surgery on a small hernia in his upper abdomen. Can he fly 10 days after surgery? If not, why? Thanks

Hello! My husband is having robotic laparoscopic surgery on a small hernia in his upper abdomen. Can he fly 10 days after surgery? If not, why? Thanks

Here are some...: As reported, your hubby had uneventful minimally invasive abdominal hernia repair - not specified; congratulation! Clinically and generally speaking, he should have no reason for avoiding flight 10 days after such procedure. But, for sake of safety, asking the surgeon, who knew the best detail and nature of the procedure, is the most reasonable thing to do. Best wishes to his health... ...Read more

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How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

Depends: The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck. All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery through my belly button 7 years ago. The scar is red, angry, painful and slowly growing. Can anything be done?

I had laparoscopic surgery through my belly button 7 years ago. The scar is red, angry, painful and slowly growing. Can anything be done?

Sounds like: Keloid or at least hypertrophic scar. Excision, steroid injection, topical radiation are alternatives. Consult with your surgeon or a dermatologist for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. Now there's a tiny bump next to my belly button incision its painful. Should I be concerned or just healing?

I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. Now there's a tiny bump next to my belly button incision its painful. Should I be concerned or just healing?

Surgery: Although this will probably turn out to be nothing worrisome, a good rule of thumb is that anytime something unexpected happens after a surgery, you should talk to the surgeon who performed the procedure. This will often prevent complications. Don't delay. Call him or her now. Good luck. ...Read more

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A week ago I had Laparoscopic surgery done and the incisions are healing fine but there is clear liquid coming out of my belly button. Should I worry?

A week ago I had Laparoscopic surgery done and the incisions are healing fine but there is clear liquid coming out of my belly button. Should I worry?

Depends: How long after surgery is it? Could be an infection but if it's clear and does not smell, it should be OK. I would see your surgeon just to make sure. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery about 2 1/2 weeks ago. When I get up or move belly button incision will sting. Sometimes my incisions sting. Is this normal?

I had laparoscopic surgery about 2 1/2 weeks ago. When I get up or move belly button incision will sting. Sometimes my incisions sting. Is this normal?

Very Normal: Usually, the belly button incision can be the largest one that's made, and has the strongest stitches into the surrounding muscles to keep them together until they heal. As you get more active, those muscles contract and pull on the stitches, giving a sharp, stinging, or shooting pain. It's your body's signal to say that what you're trying to do physically, it's not ready for. If stays, see Dr ...Read more

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I had endometriotic cyst and got a laparoscopic surgery four months back. Again I am getting the same kind of lower abdomen pain and lower back pain. Has it recurred?

I had endometriotic cyst and got a laparoscopic surgery four months back. Again I am getting the same kind of lower abdomen pain and lower back pain. Has it recurred?

Recurrence: Endometriosis is a chronic condition. Surgical treatment involves complete resection of endometriosis cyst and any other lesions. If not planning to conceive near future you should consider treatment with lupron (leuprolide). Everyone is different in how long symptom relief can be expected.
I cyst capsule was not respected it will immediately recur. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery for my appendicitis before one and half months everything was fine. But now iam getting pain on the abdomen on same place.

I had laparoscopic surgery for my appendicitis before one and half months everything was fine. But now iam getting pain on the abdomen on same place.

See surgeon: Your surgeon would want to know. They might order a ct scan but they will first want to know about any fevers etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic surgery 2 weeks ago and my belly button incision hasn't healed, it is white but no infection. What should I do for it to heal?

I had a laparoscopic surgery 2 weeks ago and my belly button incision hasn't healed, it is white but no infection. What should I do for it to heal?

Don't worry: Will heal in wk or so, just wash with soap and water and place a dry dressing and call your surgeon for a follow up visit, you will be fine. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ovarian cyst and I had a laparoscopic surgery on Monday but now I'm bleeding I'm not sure if it's a period or not and I also have a stabbing pain underneath the belly button where the incision was made?

I was diagnosed with ovarian cyst and I had a laparoscopic surgery on Monday but now I'm bleeding I'm not sure if it's a period or not and I also have a stabbing pain underneath the belly button where the incision was made?

Not even a week: A lot of times during laparoscopic Gyn surgery a uterine manipulator is placed to assist in visualization. This can cause some spotting. The camera is typically placed through an incision in your belly button which certainly would be sore. Contact your Gyn surgeon to confirm that your symptoms are expected based on the surgery performed. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic surgery 8 weeks ago/no complications. My incision in belly button started to sting when moving today. No fever or infection. What's up?

Nerves: Often, when cutting through skin and tissue such as during a surgery, the nerves in the skin, tissues, and muscles can become damaged. The tingling sensation may be caused by your nerves regrowing and healing. Scar discomfort and numbness is relatively common in the first year or so post-operative. It may take some time before you no longer feel this but is not something to worry too much about. ...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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Could I have a laparoscopic surgery if I have already had surgery on my stomach?

Yes: Mostly yes previous surgery might live some scat tissues that will make it harder to do laparoscopic surgery most surgeon are comfortable to remove the adhesions and precede with the surgery laproscopically
sometime the decide to do it open if they felt it was safer
majority can be done laproscopically. ...Read more

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I got to have a laparoscopic surgery on my stomach when I was will be able to have the laparoscopic surgery, or just one large incision?

I got to have a laparoscopic surgery on my stomach when I was will be able to have the laparoscopic surgery, or just one large incision?

Laparoscopic: If your surgeon talked to you about laparoscopic surgery then the plan is to start laparoscopic and continue that way unless something is found that requires a larger incision. Most stomach operations are now done laparoscopically. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had to have a laparoscopic surgery on my stomach when I was will be able to have the laparoscopic surgery, or just one large incision?

What do you advise if I had to have a laparoscopic surgery on my stomach when I was will be able to have the laparoscopic surgery, or just one large incision?

Laparoscopy: Not entirely clear what you are asking, however your surgeon should be able to answer that question the best; laparoscopy has come a long way, and many surgeons are very fascile... It has proven great advantages over the 'large incision' surgeries in many fields, but remember that the final outcome eventually counts, regardless of the technique used... Best of luck! ...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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Hi I had laparoscopic surgery yesterday, is it normal to feel a lot of pain in stomach when I first stand up and walk, how long will pain last?

Hi I had laparoscopic surgery yesterday, is it normal to feel a lot of pain in stomach when I first stand up and walk, how long will pain last?

Yes: Even though its small operation on the outside its still a big operation on the inside. This causes inflammation of the peritoneum that can be quite painful. The acute pain usually only lasts a day or two, but a dull pain and ache may remain for a week or two. If pain gets worse should be rechecked. ...Read more

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How come when a doc does a laparoscopic surgery for a hernia they make so many openings on your stomach?

For instruments: One for the camera and the others for instruments. Sometimes we can do it all with one incision. ...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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Having pain in my back and lower abdomen. Had laprascopic surgery monday and some scar tissue was removed. Do I need to get this checked out or wait?

Having pain in my back and lower abdomen. Had laprascopic surgery monday and some scar tissue was removed. Do I need to get this checked out or wait?

How severe is pain?: Post surgery you will have some pain for 2 weeks, gradually getting better. If pain is persistent and getting worse, then you need to be checked. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery to remove a tumor AND my right ovary 16 days ago. I had sex twice, 2ND time it hurts. Y? is it normal? If not what do I do?

I had laparoscopic surgery to remove a tumor AND my right ovary 16 days ago. I had sex twice, 2ND time it hurts. Y? is it normal? If not what do I do?

Get back 2 C Ur-: -surgeon 2 B sure nothing has been injured. Also depends on what was the tumor from? If ovaries or uterus it is more important 2 B Cn ...Read more

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Can a laparoscopic surgery cause you to gain weight?

Can a laparoscopic surgery cause you to gain weight?

No,: If you eat more and exercise less you will gain weight. ...Read more

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Horrible symptoms after laparoscopic surgery, what to do?

Horrible symptoms after laparoscopic surgery, what to do?

See your surgeon: If you are having a rough time and are not improving every day, then see your surgeon promptly. ...Read more

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