Stomach Feels Good After Gallstone Laparoscopic Surgery?
After laparoscopic gallstone surgery for only six days the stomach still feels hard or hard, is this normal or is there another way to overcome this?
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Gallstones are formed due to hardening of the bile, usually because the cholesterol or bilirubin content is too much, or also because of interference with the emptying of the gallbladder. This condition can cause extreme pain, is dominant in the right abdomen, but can spread to the chest, back, and even shoulders, accompanied by nausea, vomiting which is quite disturbing. If not handled properly, gallstones can increase the risk of sufferers experience inflammation of the gallbladder, obstruction in the urinary tract, obstruction in the pancreatic duct, even gallbladder cancer. Therefore, this condition needs to be treated as soon as possible, such as by administering drugs to surgery.
Gallstone surgery is performed by removing the gallbladder (cholecystectomy). In the early weeks after this surgery, a sensation of hard and hard in the stomach is usually a natural thing to occur due to residual inflammation, gastrointestinal conditions that have not fully recovered, as well as the side effects of treatment. You can overcome the hard and hard in your stomach by:
Compress compresses in the abdomen that feels uncomfortable
Eat more regularly, small portions but often
Expand to eat high-fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
Reduce consumption of foods that contain high fat and cholesterol
Don't eat too much when you go to sleep
Maintain ideal body weight
Take time to exercise every day, as much as you can
Wear comfortable clothes
Do not carelessly take medication without a doctor's prescription
You can go back to see your doctor, digestive surgeon, or internist if your stomach does not improve for up to 1 week, or if other more severe complaints, such as vomiting, fever, diarrhea, constipation, are difficult defecate, fatigue, restlessness, difficulty sleeping, and so on. It is feared that, aside from the side effects of surgery, your complaints also arise due to intestinal obstruction, dyspepsia, inflammation of the intestine, allergies or food poisoning, malabsorption or intolerance, metabolic disorders, intra-abdominal tumors, or other diseases that require further treatment from a doctor.
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