Gas after laparoscopy from the abdominal cavity: how and when?


Laparoscopic surgery is a modern minimally invasive technique used in surgery for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions on the abdominal organs. If you have the skill of the surgeon complications after surgery is minimal and recovery period is mild and does not require a prolonged stay in the hospital. In most cases on the second day the patient can already move independently.

A key advantage of the method was minimal tissue damage, allowing rapid rehabilitation. However, without the impact of any intervention it is impossible to do, and after a laparoscopy patients often complain of painful sensations that arise not only in the area of operations, but also in the joints, shoulders, chest are connected with the gas required for inflating the abdominal cavity and allow free access to the internal organs.

Diet is not very strict. Excluded all products heavy to digest fatty meats, rich broth, cabbage and apples, whole milk and cheese. The food is better to start with a yogurt or fermented milk products, be sure to drink at least 2 liters of pure water per day. Soda, strong black tea and coffee objectionable, allowed green tea, compote of dried fruits. Well stimulate the metabolism, and the excretion of residue gas, products such as broccoli, almonds, grapefruit, pepper. Spices are allowed in moderation.

After surgery, the patient is encouraged enough to move a lot. As before the gas escapes from the abdominal cavity after laparoscopy, he delivers some discomfort, especially when driving, many patients think it is appropriate to stay in bed. This is not so, and on the second day people have to start walking. Optimally, if you have the opportunity to take a walk in the fresh air. They can be short but regular. In the postoperative period is useful for any feasible physical activity.

Within 3-4 weeks after completed laparoscopic intervention, is not allowed in heavy physical work, training in the gym, carrying heavy loads. It is understood that any operation is accompanied by damage to internal organs, and rash sports can cause internal bleeding.

If there were complications

In some cases, introduced during the operation the gas is not removed from the body. One of the frequent problems of getting subcutaneous emphysema – accumulation of air in the subcutaneous tissue. If the emphysema appears in face and neck, and reaches a large size, the surgeon will make a decision on the re-intervention or installing special drainage. In other cases, the active actions of physicians is not required.

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If there is severe bloating after surgery, accompanied by digestive disorders may require medication. Most often, the positive dynamics is observed in Espumizan, Simeticone, in some cases, a sufficient effect is noted from standard activated carbon. A number of physicians prefer to prescribe POLYSORB.

How to speed up excretion of gas exercises?

If gases are released slowly, and on this background there was an unpleasant or painful feelings, can help exercise. Certain limitations are present only in the first days after surgery, although at a later date will not prevent a preliminary consultation of the doctor. The greatest efficiency have proved the following exercises.

  1. Of torso in different directions.
  2. The slopes of the body forward, while standing on one leg.
  3. Lying on a flat surface to perform the exercise «Bicycle».
  4. In the supine position to draw and «inflate» the abdomen without excessive effort.
  5. Self stroking the abdomen with a light, and then by pressing harder.
  6. The pressing/unclamping the gluteal muscles.

Besides the fact that natural gas will be more rapidly displayed after these exercises, they promote early recovery of the chair, which often becomes unstable after surgery.

With the approval of your doctor you can use some folk remedies. To restore normal digestion and stimulate the release of gas from the body with the help of such tools:

  • infusion of dill seed;
  • tea composed of fennel, leaves of Valerian and mint;
  • a decoction of cumin.

As a rule, the recovery after laparoscopy does not take much time, but if you have any unusual for a person symptoms after surgery should immediately inform a doctor.