I had my first laparascopy on Wednesday and was diagnosed with endometriosis.
I was pretty lucky and, despite having stocked up on peppermint tea, had minimal shoulder pain from the gas, so I think my surgeon successfully removed most of it at the end of my op.
That said, I am extremely bloated/swollen and look about three months pregnant. I'm guessing this is due to the obtrusive nature of the surgery itself, rather than the gas.
I have three incisions (belly button, left of belly button and bikini line) but the bloating is mostly around my belly button. All of the incisions are healing fine, but the bloating is making me very uncomfortable and seems to worsen when I eat.
Does anyone have any advice on how to help reduce the bloating or how long it might last for?