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How to reduce bloating after abdominal surgery?

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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How long could bloating reduced from appendicitis surgery?

How long could bloating reduced from appendicitis surgery?

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

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How long should bloating last for following keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? And are there any ways to reduce the bloating?

How long should bloating last for following keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? And are there any ways to reduce the bloating?

No: Your "bloating" most likely is due to retained gas inside the intra-abdominal cavity and not due to typical "gas pains". This retained gas should be expected to get reabsorbed within the next 24-48 hours following surgery. ...Read more

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Is bloating common after surgery?

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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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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Does hernia surgery promote bloating?

No: It is possible to have constipation after hernia surgery, but it should not cause bloating. ...Read more

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Gas and bloating after intestinal surgery, what to do?

Walking: The best way to get your bowels moving after surgery and therefore getting rid of the gas and bloating would be to walk as much as possible. Being inactive only worsens the problem. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Have it looked at: Obstruction, trapped loop of bowel need to be excluded or at least discussed with your doctor. Avoid carbonated beverages and avoid foods that constipate. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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??

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??

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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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?

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

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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.

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

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Have twisted colon & constipation. 45 days ago had robotic hysterectomy. Constipation & bloating is worse than before surgery. I'm wondering why.

Have twisted colon & constipation. 45 days ago had robotic hysterectomy. Constipation & bloating is worse than before surgery. I'm wondering why.

Possible obstruction: You could have adhesions after surgery that can cause intestinal obstruction (partial or total), and that's the most important thing to be ruled out. See your surgeon ...Read more

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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?

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?

Depends on size: And location of diaphragmatic defect. If it is large and located in left side, yes, surgery might be necessary. Consult with a surgeon for specific advice in your case. ...Read more

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Is open or lapriscopic surgery better for umbilical hernia? Soreness/recovery? Is bloating bad from lapriscopic?

Is open or lapriscopic surgery better for umbilical hernia? Soreness/recovery? Is bloating bad from lapriscopic?

The surgery offered: Will depend upon the size of the defect. There is usually some "bloating" after laprascopic surgery due to air which is inserted during the procedure, HOWEVER this is minimal and temporary!
Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Go to your doctor.: Ask to get a ct scan of your abdomen. If there is problems with adhesions (scarring from surgery) it is most likely in the small bowel, not colon. Most of the time surgery is not needed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Fiber sources: 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

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4cm complex ovarian cyst. Mri can't ruleout neoplasm. Hysterectomy in apr. Age 37. Horrible pain, bloating, urinary incont. Bowel changes. Surgery?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Several causes...: Your fluid retention may be from the intravenous fluids you received during your operation and recovery. You may also be (relatively), malnourished, with decreased protein stores which can also cause swelling. Follow up with your surgeon. Good luck, feel better. ...Read more

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I am awaiting surgery for an abdominal hernia. However, I'm experiencing pain, bloating, nausea, and fatigue. Could the hernia be getting worse?

I am awaiting surgery for an abdominal hernia. However, I'm experiencing pain, bloating, nausea, and fatigue. Could the hernia be getting worse?

Yes but...: Those are pretty common symptoms and could be caused by many straight forward issues like constipation or gallbladder issues. If the pain is at the hernia site see your surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more