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Bloating!

Hey all,

I had a lap and dye last Tuesday so 8days ago now. I was fairly lucky with the shoulder tip pain, it did come but I persevered with peppermint tea and thought I was fine. Went back to work today and I feel so so bloated and gassy! I thought the bloating would have gone by now, I look about 5months pregnant?! what are your experiences after a laparoscopy with bloating?

Thanks x

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Hi, I had my last lap on the 31st December and I still feel bloated more than normal. I also didn't have a huge amount of shoulder tip pain as I usually do. This time I was fitted with ureteric stents which have made itdifficult for me to be more mobile as the urgency to go to the toilet takes over everything. I was extremely bloated when I left the hospital and although it has gone down the bloated is still there. The thought of putting on jeans or jeggings just terrifies me.

I think the advice is to walk around as much as you can and drink plenty of water and peppermint tea. You could also try windeze tabs which may help.

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Also, it might be an idea to take a good probiotic to rebalance your gut flora as al the pain meds etc have probably affected your digestive system, especially if you had to do a bowel prep before the op as I did.

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I second Windeze. You can get it in the indigestion and constipation/diarrhoea section of Boots (or other chemists... maybe supermarkets too). Another thing that can be helpful with general bloating is Colpermin, which is usually used for IBS, but I find it useful for general gas issues of the lower abdomen/colon.

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