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How To Relieve Gas Pain After Ovarian Cancer Surgery
Possibly: It is difficult to say that abdominal pain is from adhesions, since anyone that has had surgery will likely form adhesions and most people do not have pain. If all other possible causes of pain have been ruled out, then surgery to cut adhesions and insert adhesion retarding material like sepia film may work, but success is not assured and there can be significant complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
How long should bloating last for following keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? And are there any ways to reduce the bloating?
No: Your "bloating" most likely is due to retained gas inside the intra-abdominal cavity and not due to typical "gas pains". This retained gas should be expected to get reabsorbed within the next 24-48 hours following surgery. ...Read more
How can i help myself recover quickly from abdominal surgery (laparoscopy), reduce referred pain from CO2 gas and reduce pain from incisional wounds?
Walking: will help recue abdominal gas.Certainly consult with your surgeon so that he/she is aware of your issues. ...Read more
Please clarify: Short bowel syndrome results from removal of a significant portion of the small intestine, which is responsible for nutrient absorption. Symptoms include diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss. The colon is responsible for water absorption, therefore, removal of a large portion of the colon may increase the frequency of bowel movements, but will not cause profound nutritional deficiencies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough one: Chronic visceral pain is difficult. The 2 most likely sources of pain are scar tissue and nerves. There are some medications that are worth trying for the nerve pain such as amitryptilline. No medication that I'm aware of is helpful for scar tissue. It's probably best to focus on relaxation techniques, alternative therapies (accupuncture), gentle massage or stretching, meditation/prayer. ...Read more
A Few Simple Rules: The most common cause of gas pains after abdominal surgery is GI dysfunction secondary to inflammation in the abdomen+/-anesthesia.The best thing to do is to limit narcotic pain medicine, which is known to worsen the gas pains.Also, don't push food until your appetite is normal. Lastly, try and be somewhat active--it's best not to stay in bed all day (for many reasons).I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Stomach area, sides& back in a lot of pain after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? Pain seems to be getting worse is this normal? 4 days post op
Call the doctor: It could be signs of a complication, such as an infection. Call the doctor who operated on you. ...Read more
Depends: Open or laparoscopic surgery? Gas from laparoscopic surgery, even though it is removed, leaves a full bloated feeling & resolves in a few days. If open surgery then eat small light foods, more liquids than sold foods, minimize narcotic pain medications, take a mild laxative if constipated. Walk around more. Try warm heat on the abdomen. ...Read more
How does radiation relieve pain in bone cancer patients? Once an area is treated, will pain later reoccur in that location, or will it stay pain free?
Tumors can: Destroy the internal "marrow spaces" and even the hard surfaces. Bones have an innervated periosteum, sac around the bone, and it is the sretching that causes pain. Radiation is used to kill the cancer, and allow normal healing of a fracture caused by the tumor. It usually is sufficient. Sometimes internal fixation (an operation) may be part of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
S/p robotic total hysterectomy w/tubes x 1 week having significant chest/r shoulder pain, hard to catch breath after walking. How long does the gas (co2) from the surgery. How can I get rid of it?
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