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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

Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Definition)

Laparoscopy is also known as Laparoscopic surgery. 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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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

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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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How long after laparoscopy gallbladder surgery can I fly?

How long after laparoscopy gallbladder surgery can I fly?

3-5 daya: If things go well during surgery and you are felling ok, there are no real issues about flying. I would ask your doctor first, however, if he / she is ok with it. ...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

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Are doctors usually able to diagnose the reason for pelvic pain after laparoscopy surgery is done?

Are doctors usually able to diagnose the reason for pelvic pain after laparoscopy surgery is done?

Sometimes: Laparoscopy is one of the last (and most invasive) steps in diagnosing the cause if pelvic pain. While it is very good at finding the cause of the pain in many cases, the cases that go to surgery for diagnosis are often the most puzzling ones. In these cases, it's not uncommon for there to be no clear diagnosis even after surgery. Even without a diagnosis, laparoscopy can help rule out some causes. ...Read more

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Signs of infection after surgery i had laparoscopy surgery 5 days ago and was diagnosed with endrometreois . The one cut is still very sore and red?

Signs of infection after surgery  i had  laparoscopy surgery  5 days ago and was diagnosed with endrometreois . The one cut is still very sore and red?

See the surgeon: Is common to have port irritation after lap surgery, but some times infection requires drainage and/or antibiotics. See the surgeon that did it. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Shapiro
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Abdominal Bloating (Definition)

Abdominal bloating is a symptom in which a person feels his tummy has a lot of water or air in it. Bloating also causes one to feel nauseas and ...Read more


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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

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