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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How long does the bloating last with regards to laparoscopy complications?

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
37 years in practice
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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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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

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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Scott Kramer
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Is bloating common after surgery?

Dr. Scott Kramer
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Is bloating common after surgery?

Yes: Depending on the procedure and to the extent that the intestines were manipulated can effect the bowels motility. In addition bed rest (decreased ambulation), dehydration, and narcotic pain meds also slow things down. Address these later items and you should see your bloating resolve and regular bms return. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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?

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. David Earle
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I've recently had a laparoscopy. I have a hemmorragic cyst. How long should the pain last after surgery? I'm still in pain and it's been 6 days past.

Dr. David Earle
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I've recently had a laparoscopy. I have a hemmorragic cyst. How long should the pain last after surgery? I'm still in pain and it's been 6 days past.

Couple weeks: Recovery after laparoscopic surgery is highly variable, but usually in the 1-3 week time frame. Make sure to follow up with your surgeon in the next couple weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Lublin
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How long after laparoscopy gallbladder surgery can I fly?

Dr. Matthew Lublin
Board Certified, General Surgery
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How to reduce bloating after abdominal surgery?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How to reduce bloating after abdominal surgery?

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

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Bloating and numbess after abdominal surgery, should I be concerned?

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Bloating and numbess after abdominal surgery, should I be concerned?

Yes and no: If the surgery was recent no that is very normal soon you start ambulating more and start passing gas and having more normal bowel movement the bloating will subsided if it have been a while depend on your symptoms if the bloating making you sick and start vomiting you need to go to the er or see your physician make sure you do not have any kind of obstruction. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Hi! I was just wondering if bloating so much that my clothes dont fit well a week after getting gallbladder surgery is normal? And how long??

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Hi! I was just wondering if bloating so much that my clothes dont fit well a week after getting gallbladder surgery is normal? And how long??

Gallbladder Surgery: you can be bloated due to the air that is used during laparoscopic Surgery. The best person to ask about this, because they know exactly what went on in your surgery is your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Ron Jones
Board Certified, Pain Management
40 years in practice
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Can massaging stomach after keyhole surgery help with bloating?

Dr. Ron Jones
Board Certified, Pain Management
40 years in practice
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Gently: Yes, keep it gentle.

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