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I am having surgery on the 10th of this month. My Dr is going to remove one of my fallopian tubes that is badly damaged. My question is how so relieve the pain from the gas they will give me during surgery? In my opinion the gas they give you is the most painful part.
I tried gas-x last time, it didn't work. I reckon I'll just take my pain medication. Last time I felt like I could have taken a lot less pain medication if it hadn't been for the pain I had from the gas they gave me. Thank you for your kind thoughts.
The gas from surgery like that is different then the gas you are thinking of. The gas you are thinking of is intestinal gas. When you have laparoscopic surgery, they inflate you abdomen with CO2 so they can see in your abdomen better. Not all of this gas is removed although they try their best to get as much out as possible. The best way to get that sort of pain to subside is by walking. You want your body to reabsorb it as quickly as possible and the best way to do that is to walk early and frequently despite the pain. Also try heat to your belly to relieve some of the cramping. Ask about an anti-inflammatory like motrin or toradol (its like an IV motrin). They will decrease swelling and inflammation caused by surgery and help to get the fluids out of your tissue (swelling is basically fluid build up in your tissue).
Walking will get easier with each time you do it. Also don't forget you will be going under so you will likely have a sore itchy throat for a few days afterwards, that's common.
Good luck with your surgery. I'm sorry you have to have it.
I had one of my tubes removed in May and the gas wasn't really that bad. I just felt really ridiculously bloated. The best advice I have to give is (and I apologize for this) really, just try to pass it as much as you can. I ate things that would give me gas (naturally, like peppers or beans) and it worked. I'm sorry you have to have the surgery done. I hope your recovery is quick!