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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
Gently: Yes, keep it gentle.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on severity: After abdominal surgery or just general anesthesia, the intestinal tract tends to be lethargic - called post-operative ileus. It typically takes only 3-5 days to begin passing gas (farting) and having bowel movements again. Other problems like bowel obstruction may intervene. Being as active as possible, perhaps using a rectal suppository and, if permitted by your physician, a laxative, may help. ...Read more
Lower abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating after eating everyday for weeks. Loss of appetite. Lap surgery for removing endometrioma 3 mts ago. Normal?
Few Weeks: The majority of swelling after breast reduction surgery dissipates within the first few weeks after the procedure is performed. However, if patients experience significant swelling, they are best off seeking follow-up with her plastic surgeon who is in the best position to determine whether the swelling is normal or a sign/symptom of complication; provide you with a diagnosis and/or reassurance. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not normal: Four days after surgery, you should be improving, not getting worse. You should talk with your surgeon urgently. ...Read more
It's ok: After 6-8 weeks from surgery there shouldn't be any reason why you can't masterbate from a healing perspective from surgery. ...Read more
It would be a good-: -idea to call your surgeon, a hematoma or infection can cause pain & radiation to your back. ...Read more
Swelling is normal: You are suppose to have swelling after liposuction. During the first few days the area of liposuction appears bigger than before the surgery. Around the fifth day it reaches the original size. Around 70% of the swelling is gone by four weeks. It can take four months or longer for all the swellings to be gone. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends how long after gastrectomy. If the swelling happens a few days later, it can be due to infection or bleeding. If it's just mild swelling, sometime it is just due to bloated intestines. If the gastrectomy was several weeks or months ago, the considerations include ascites (abdominal fluid), a hernia, versus tumor regrowth. Talk with your surgeon to learn more. ...Read more
How long after abdominal surgery can adhesions develop? I had laparoscopic hernia surgery 5-6 years ago. Is this possible?
How long after a laproscopic surgery will the swelling & gas diminish? I'm 72hrs post-op and still swollen and have terrible gas pain. Thank you.
Gas pains: There are two types of gas pains after laparoscopic surgery. The first is the co2 dissipating through the tissues which causes shoulder discomfort in most cases. This generally dissipates within 3 to 4 days. The other type of gas pain is the pain from your intestines waking up and this can last up to a week as your bowels try to regulate themselves and get back to normal. This letter type is associated with abdominal distention and/or bloating. Do any of walking and try to minimize narcotic use. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post-op complaints: Did you have a menisectomy (removal) or a meniscal repair? - pain and swelling a month after surgery are not unheard of by any means, but it is also possible that you are overdoing it. I suggest you speak with your surgeon and/ or physical therapist about your concerns. In the meanwhile, at home, you can use rest, ice, compression, elevation, tens (if prescribed), and/or nsaids for pain & swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abdominal pain: After appendectomy, the severe pain you had prior to the surgery should be gone immediately, replaced by surgical pain from the incision. That pain should gradually improve day by day over 3 to 5 days. If you have persistent or worsening pain, you need to notify your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
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