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Sleeping Bowels After Surgery
I'm having bowel movement within 2 hrs of having meal after staple haemorodictomy. How long will this frequent bowel movement last.
Bowel movements: We all have a reflex called the gastrocolic reflex that causes us to defecate after a meal, especially a large meal. This is a defense mechanism for the body to rid itself of waste so we could be ready to fight of flee back in the days of old. This is more pronounced in some people and after going through stressors. ...Read more
It depends: The return of bowel function varies widely based upon the type of surgery performed. Bowel function may return long before bowel movements occur. Passing gas is generally the first sign of bowel function. There are many factors which may affect the time before the first bowel movement. ...Read more
My bowels are awakening after laparoscopic surgery (blocked intestine) a week ago but why does stomach keepfilling with gas/bile & vomiting every 24hr?
Call your Surgeon: Vomiting after surgery for a small bowel obstruction warrants a call to your surgeon. Common causes include a recurrent obstruction (esp if you are not passing gas from below) or an ileus, often in response to narcotic pain medication. Hope it's just a false alarm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal after open inguinal hernia surgery to get extra sore again after my first few bowel movements since the surgery 6 days ago?
As soon as: You feel comfortable and are pain free when you do so. Trocar sites for laparoscopic gallbladder surgery are at most 10 mm in diameter, so chances of you hurting any of them are quite small. ...Read more
Open inguinal surgery 10 weeks ago, having pain in testical when bear down to urinate or bowel movement, and general pain during the day.
Lower abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating after eating everyday for weeks. Loss of appetite. Lap surgery for removing endometrioma 3 mts ago. Normal?
Is sleeping on your belly after laparoscopic appendectomy okay or only left side/back sleeping advised?
Whatever is comforta: Position is irrelevant to healing. Do what is comfortable ...Read more
Had an inguinal hernia surgery open repair with mesh in 2010, feel pain at surgical side after masturbating but don't feel pain after wet dream reason?
Pain: Pain can be related to a mechanical fixable problem (hernia) and/or it can be related to conditions not mechanical. The difference in your pain, when you are sleeping versus awake indicates you may benefit from non-surgical, non-narcotic pain management. Be well. Okay to check in with your health care team. ...Read more
Is it normal to have gas trouble and tiredness after laparoscopic cholecystectomy ? Surgery was 4 days back.
Yes. : It may take weeks for your digestive system to adjust to "losing" your gallbladder; your gas trouble is likely a manifestation of this adjustment. As far as the lethargy...You just had general anesthesia, which takes days to get out of your system. Lethargy is normal and expected, as well as afternoon naps. Be sure and follow-up with your surgeon, as recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 weeks after assisted keyhole vaginal hysterectomy. Does it effect your bladder ? Slight pain in tummy when weeing and pinching feeling after.
When comfortable: Soon as you feel comfortable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal to feel pain after having sex or while working 6 months after inguinal hernia repair.
Maybe: It depends how often and how severe the pain is. Brief episodes off mild to moderate pain may persist for years, but if it is limiting your activity level, you may want to see your surgeon to check it out. You can also try myoflex cream or aspercreme. This helps sometimes. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Majority of the time you will be able to have bowel movements after colostomy. Rarely their might be a surgical issue that may decrease your bowel movements due to nerve impairment. It is also common to have some constipation after surgery due to anesthesia. If you do have constipation for a long time after surgery, consult your physician to get to the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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