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Reduce Bloating After 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
2-6 weeks: Depends on a number of factors but in general most issues have resolved by 4 weeks. If getting worse instead of better, see your surgeon. ...Read more
How long should bloating last for following keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? And are there any ways to reduce the bloating?
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
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
I have undergone this surgery 30 days before. Still I have bloating sensation and too much flatus. Started taking pan 40mg once a day. What next?
More testing: Make sure they rule out h. Pylori infection. ...Read more
I haveabdominal hernia and am having sgy. In 3 weeks while waiting I have severe bloating, pain and overal miserable. Any ways to hlp these issues until surgery.?
Gently: Yes, keep it gentle.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just got my tubes tied a week ago. I can not get in to my jeans yet. Would I still have bloating from the surgery?
Yes, it is possible: I am assuming your tubes were tied laparoscopically which means, it is entirely possible you are still bloated from the procedure. ...Read more
Hi! I was just wondering if bloating so much that my clothes don't fit well a week after getting gallbladder surgery is normal? And how long??
My mom 68. She has a gallstone, doesn't have any bother symptoms accept bloating. She wants to avoid surgery. What diet she needs to do?
Low-fat diet: Fatty foods are generally the ones that stimulate your gallbladder to contract. It is that contraction that can lead to gallbladder pain. Bloating can be indicative of gas production either from lactose intolerance or a high fiber diet. Try using lactose free dairy prodcuts, or something like beano when having foods with fiber (fruits, vegetables, grains). ...Read more
I have exessive bloating and pain in my left colon. I had scoliosis surgery 6 years ago. Since then I am having terrible pain in my colon.
Its unlikely that it:
Is from the scoliosis surgery and been going on for last 6 years. I am sure you have had it checked by a gen surgeon as well as the spine surgeon.
Sometimes its helpful to be rechecked and reinvestigated to reach a diagnosis.
I don't think you have any other option. Maybe a colonoscopic exam might be helpful.
Good luck. ...Read more
Have twisted colon & constipation. 45 days ago had robotic hysterectomy. Constipation & bloating is worse than before surgery. I'm wondering why.
Hi. I suffer from chronic bloating and gas. I then discovered that I have a small diaphragm tear. Can this be the cause and is surgery needed?
I had Hiatal Hernia surgery 4 years ago and have been experiencing severe bloating since. Any suggestions?
Follow up: See your primary care physician. Check if bloating is associated with eating milk-based products or legumes ...Read more
Is open or lapriscopic surgery better for umbilical hernia? Soreness/recovery? Is bloating bad from lapriscopic?
Does colon surgery recommended for a person suffering from extreme bloating, flatulence, passing gas?
Tough to say: Can't make such an evaluation from your symptoms. Lots of things can cause that including gallbladder. Speak with surgeon tofind out and GI doctor. ...Read more
I have had abdominal surgery and feel the scar tissue is wrapped around my colon, & can't eat due to pain and bloating. What should I do?
Can excess beer (8) cause damage/complications to open umbilical hernia surgery no mesh, one night after 2 1/2 weeks post op due to alcohol/bloating?
Yes: alcohol in any amount, but particularly in large amounts, impairs the body's ability to fight infection and heal properly. Binge drinking is associated with increased problems with car accidents, sexual assault, falls, as well as illnesses like pancreatitis, bleeding from the stomach and many other problems. Talk to your doctor about getting help and refrain from excessive use. ...Read more
I had surgery to repair a hiatal hernia 3 weeks ago and ever since I have had horrible gas and gas pain in my stomach and a lot of bloating!!
Hernia: Sorry you have these symptoms. You must see your doctor as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Is stiffness, numbness in toes, bloating feeling constant, and mobility symptoms of hernia in lumbar? No pain, had fusion c3-c7 a yea had surgery c3-c7 a year ago now, affecting lower back. No pain.
Toes: Lower back can relate to toe but not at c level. Other issues see your orthopod. ...Read more
I have pain in my right flank under the rib cage, for 3 weeks. I have nausea and bloating. I got a negative ultrasound andmy hida scan is 36%. Should I go for surgery or not? Any alternate treatments?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have to take fiber supplements after hemorrhoid surgery and Metamucil is causing me a lot of pain (bloating and cramps). What's the alternative?
Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/digestive-health/whats-the-best-fiber-supplement#2
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
You may also consider taking gas-x before you take your metamucil to decrease gas a known side effect. 1 serving metamucil powder is 2.4 gm soluble fiber.
Discuss options with your doc ...Read more
4cm complex ovarian cyst. Mri can't ruleout neoplasm. Hysterectomy in apr. Age 37. Horrible pain, bloating, urinary incont. Bowel changes. Surgery?
May have to remove I: Complex ovarian cysts require closer monitoring and consideration of removal if they grow in size. The size is still not big enough to chase it and remove it right now. But an interval re-evaluation in 2-3 months will help to determine if it is increasing in size or not. If it grows over 6 months and the size is bigger than 6-7 cm, I would recommend surgical removal. But also get a ca125 level do. ...Read more
I'm 33, a smoker. Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux. Surgery for endometriomas in may. Now I have chest tightness/bloating/upper back pain. Should I worry?
Check up: Don't worry find out the cause of your sx--my guess would b GI but have to rule out cardiac and other causes. ...Read more
Immodium seems to help with chronic diarrhea after surgery. However, it appears to cause severe bloating. Would pepto bismal help with bloating?
Assess your diet: Imodium (loperamide) is a motility modifier. It takes the number of squeeze messages in the gut & slows them down, so things are pushed along slower. If you are bloating, it is likely this effects how the gas your digestion makes moves along in the same way. You need to reduce gas producing foods in your diet (like cauliflower, beans) & take a probiotic to alter your gas production. Pepto may have a placebo effect ...Read more
Since my abdominal surgery I've been retaining water horribly. What is the best/safest way to get rid of water retention and bloating? Can you?
I am awaiting surgery for an abdominal hernia. However, I'm experiencing pain, bloating, nausea, and fatigue. Could the hernia be getting worse?
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