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3 months post op. Nissen/laprascopic, robotic, hiatal hernia repair. Recently experiencing painful, debilitating gas& diarrhea. Is this normal?

3 months post op. Nissen/laprascopic, robotic, hiatal hernia repair. Recently experiencing painful, debilitating gas& diarrhea. Is this normal?

Not from the surgery: It is very unlikely that these current symptoms are related to your surgery. By far the most common cause of diarrhea is viral infection (enteritis, or gastroenteritis if it involves nausea/vomiting). With any diarrhea, weight loss, dehydration (feeling like you're going to pass out when standing), or fever lasting > 1 day would be cause for concern. Otherwise these things tend to resolve. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad. ...Read more

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Persistant pain at colostomy removal site post reversal. Had severe peritonitis post op?

Depends: How long ago was your last surgery? Incision site discomfort can sometimes last for a few months after surgery. See your surgeon for an exam. Sometimes hernias can form at the surgery site. Sometimes there can be prolonged skin nerve discomfort in the scar. ...Read more

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Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?

Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?

Possibly: Residual symptoms of pancreatitis can include some fullness and discomfort, depending on severity and cause. During the period of recovery, abstinence from alcohol, limiting fatty food intake, may limit the stress on the pancreas. Your doctor should check pancreatic enzymes to make sure they are normalizing. If there are any concerns, additional blood testing and further imaging may be necessary ...Read more

Dr. Ly Phan Dr. Phan
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What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Dr. Ly Phan Dr. Phan
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Incisional pain: Usually pain around incision and right upper abdomen pain. Also pain in right shoulder/upper arm region ( this related to the gas we put in abd for lap chole surgery). In general pain should get better in days. If not then contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 4 months ago (4 incisions). Now i'm having intense pain in the bellybutton incision site. Normal?

No: Pain this far out from your surgery could indicate that something is wrong. I would advise been reevaluated by your primary care doctor and/or surgeon. ...Read more

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Post op sciatic pain 3 weeks after surgery. What can be done?

It's still early: In the post operative period to make changes to your current regimen. Continue pain medications and level of activity suggested by your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain cause pain in laproscopic hernia repair 4 1/2 months post- op?

Can lower back pain cause pain in laproscopic hernia repair 4 1/2 months post- op?

Maybe: It depends on what the pain was like before the operation, and what type of hernia repair you had. It doesn't sound specific like something is wrong with hernia repair, however you should check with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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Bad backache after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? Is this normal? 4 days post op

Bad backache after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? Is this normal? 4 days post op

Not normal: Four days after surgery, you should be improving, not getting worse. You should talk with your surgeon urgently. ...Read more

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I am experiencing burping of gases post gallbladder surgery removal?

I am experiencing burping of gases post gallbladder surgery removal?

Belching: Postprandial stomach gas buildup can be prevented by avoiding obviously gassy food and drinks, by not eating too fast, by not drinking large quantities of liquids while eating , by not forcing yourself to belch and by taking simethicone 1/2 hour after a meal. When bloated, drinking hot(not too hot) water helps break down gas bubbles allowing them to pass down the intestinal tract. ...Read more

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Type of pain killers prescribed for post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Varies: Usually a narcotic pain pill such as Percocet or vicoden is prescribed after inguinal hernia repair. I like to add Ibuprofen as well, it seems to decrease the amount of narcotic needed to control pain in the first week after herniorraphy. ...Read more

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Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

What: What about it? You mean recovery time form ventral hernia repair. About a week to two depending on size. ...Read more

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What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

Position: While shoulder pain is often attributed to irritation if the diaphragm by carbon dioxide gas uses in laparpscopy, back pain is most often a consequence of laying down flat on your back without moving while under general anesthesia. It should be self limited, and when postop pain permits, some back stretching may help. ...Read more

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Pain in belly button post laparoscopic cholecystectomy is this normal?

Dr. John Fung Dr. Fung
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Pain in belly button post laparoscopic cholecystectomy is this normal?

Yes, for a while: The belly button is the site where many surgeons put the laparoscopic camera, is often the largest port for cholecystectomy. It is often where the gallbladder is removed from. During closure, the incision must be closed, or there is a risk for a hernia to develop. Some pain is common, up to several months afterwards, however if there is redness, tenderness and marked swelling, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm having appendix pain 3 months after keyhole surgery. Please help me?

I'm having appendix pain 3 months after keyhole surgery. Please help me?

Not enough info: For me to be able to answer your question. I do not know your past medical history. What "keyhole" surgery was done and why? You need to contact your surgeon who would know your meducal conditions in detail to be able to get the best aswer as to the possibilities of why you are having pain. ...Read more

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Gas pains and abdominal pain 3 weeks post bypass an valve replacement surgery is this normal?

Gas pains and abdominal pain 3 weeks post bypass an valve replacement surgery is this normal?

Possible: Abdominal symptoms after major surgery may be caused by post op pain meds leading to constipation. Since other causes may exist, you should check with your surgeon or primary doctor about continuing issues. ...Read more

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Is there much post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Is there much post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Moderate: It depends on the type of repair that you have. In general, open (large incision) hernia repair has more pain and disability than a laparoscopic (small incision) hernia repair, but it depends a lot on you and your pain tolerance. Your surgeon's techniques also play a role. Most people require moderate narcotics after surgery to control their pain. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

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