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How long should shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: A few days

Shoulder pain following laparoscopy is believed to be due to irritation of the diaphragm by the carbon dioxide that is used to inflate the abdomen.
This pain should resolve within 2 to 3 days after surgery.

In brief: A few days

Shoulder pain following laparoscopy is believed to be due to irritation of the diaphragm by the carbon dioxide that is used to inflate the abdomen.
This pain should resolve within 2 to 3 days after surgery.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

The gas pain will go away quickly in most cases.
The specific time will depend on a number of factors including how long was the surgery, what was done during the surgery, how heavy is the patient, how quickly can the patient be up and ambulating, etc. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

In brief: Varies

The gas pain will go away quickly in most cases.
The specific time will depend on a number of factors including how long was the surgery, what was done during the surgery, how heavy is the patient, how quickly can the patient be up and ambulating, etc. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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