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How long does the bloating last with regards to laparoscopy complications?

How long does the bloating last with regards to laparoscopy complications?

Post surgery: If your only problem after outpatient laparoscopy is this bloating, it should get better with your bowel movements. If you have fever, vomiting or symptoms lasting more than 72 hours, check in with your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Definition)

Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more


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Would diagnostic laparoscopy find ovarian cancer if there was any? I've had one, and ultrasounds and a colonoscopy but no cause for bloating found

Would diagnostic laparoscopy find ovarian cancer if there was any? I've had one, and ultrasounds and a colonoscopy but no cause for bloating found

Usually: Yes provided the ovaries were readily visible and you had a thorough laparoscopy.. Bloating is often caused by excessive fiber along with inadequate fluids and all of the exams you had would all be negative. Try modifying your diet, cut out caffeine and drink 80-100 oz of fluids per day for 10-15 days. Simethicone and charcoal tablets may also help as will probiotics. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopy/endometrial ablation 10 days ago. I still have bloating/abdominal discomfort, and a yellow discharge w/a bad smell, is this normal?

I had a laparoscopy/endometrial ablation 10 days ago. I still have bloating/abdominal discomfort, and a yellow discharge w/a bad smell, is this normal?

Call Your Doctor: Sounds like a good time to give your doctor a call. While bloating and abdominal discomfort can occur 10 days after surgery, the foul smelling yellow discharge needs further follow up and may require additional, possible urgent treatment. Your doctor knows your case best; however, if you cannot reach your doctor in a timely fashion, consider a local urgent care or emergency room for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time from meniscus laparoscopy surgery?

What is the recovery time from meniscus laparoscopy surgery?

Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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Im having surgery done to take out a IUD & they are gonna use laparoscopy how long do it take for the anesthesia to wear off?

Im having surgery done to take out a IUD & they are gonna use laparoscopy how long do it take for the anesthesia to wear off?

Minutes: A general anesthetic shoudl take 5 minutes to be (responsive to stimulation), 15 minutes to be awake (open eyes on command) 30 minutes to be allert ( count to ten without stopping). If you have are given pain or nausea meds after anesthesia you may get sleepy from that but the anesthesia is long gone with little or no effect by 1 hour. ...Read more

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Have irritated or damaged nerve or nerves from having laparoscopy gallbladder surgery what is the best way to cure this problem?

Have irritated or damaged nerve or nerves from having laparoscopy gallbladder surgery what is the best way to cure this problem?

Are you sure?: Laparoscopy doesn't damage nerves during removal of the gall bladder. What makes you think that happened? I have done hundreds of these procedures and never heard of nerve damage as a side effect or complication of this procedure. ...Read more

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Can I travel overseas in two or three weeks after ovarian teratoma removal surgery whether it is done by laparoscopy or open one?

Can I travel overseas in two or three weeks after ovarian teratoma removal surgery whether it is done by laparoscopy or open one?

Depends: It is possible that your surgeon will allow this travel. However this decision is between you and your surgeon, who will know the most about your case and your recovery. Okay to ask this question, take a family or friend with you to your appointment. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more