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Tomorrow I'm having laproscopic surgery to remove an ovarian cyst and a hysterscopy and D&C for polyps, and the surgeon warned me not to take any Lomotil or Imodium after today. Naturally, for the last two weeks I've been having severe D almost every day, and (a new symptom for me) bigtime winds. My question is, does general anesthesia "paralyze" the bowel so nothing comes out? I can't believe I have to worry about this, but I guess that's the joy of IBS. Also, can anyone that's had a laproscopy tell me what to expect? (I understand they inject MORE gas into you. Just what I need!)
 

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Zig, counldn't tell you but good luck on the test.
 

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Zig, counldn't tell you but good luck on the test.
 

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I have had laproscopic surgery and yes they do put more gas into which can be uncomfortable for a couple of days later (real sore tummy - similar to cramps). Don't worry when you are on the table, you will be fine! Talk to your specialist about any concerns you have and plan to have a couple of days off work.All the best!
 

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I have had laproscopic surgery and yes they do put more gas into which can be uncomfortable for a couple of days later (real sore tummy - similar to cramps). Don't worry when you are on the table, you will be fine! Talk to your specialist about any concerns you have and plan to have a couple of days off work.All the best!
 

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You still have control over your lower regions during this. They do however pump air into you. The best advice is right after you have the tests...pop a Gas X in your mouth. If you are anything like me - this left me with TERRIBLE gas pains in my abdomen after surgery.
 

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You still have control over your lower regions during this. They do however pump air into you. The best advice is right after you have the tests...pop a Gas X in your mouth. If you are anything like me - this left me with TERRIBLE gas pains in my abdomen after surgery.
 

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Your 'D' shouldn't bother you during the surgery, but unfortunately as others pointed out, you may experience gas pain afterwards.Good luck, and try not to worry.....
DonnaP.S. My last surgery was the removal of my one remaining ovary.......I did just fine, and my IBS didn't make too miserable......
 

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Your 'D' shouldn't bother you during the surgery, but unfortunately as others pointed out, you may experience gas pain afterwards.Good luck, and try not to worry.....
DonnaP.S. My last surgery was the removal of my one remaining ovary.......I did just fine, and my IBS didn't make too miserable......
 

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Zig -The gas pain after lap surgery can be very severe (I've had four). However, the pain killers they give you should help to control. Don't be afraid to ask for them.One side effect of the pain killers is constipation so you should be okay with the D. I know they would release me UNTIL I had a BM, and one time I had to use prune juice to produce it so I could be discharged!Good luck!loon
 

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Zig -The gas pain after lap surgery can be very severe (I've had four). However, the pain killers they give you should help to control. Don't be afraid to ask for them.One side effect of the pain killers is constipation so you should be okay with the D. I know they would release me UNTIL I had a BM, and one time I had to use prune juice to produce it so I could be discharged!Good luck!loon
 

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I've never had the procedures done to me that your talking about, so I can't help you there...but just wanted to give ya a big hug and say good luck! Your friend in IBS, Marriah
 

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I've never had the procedures done to me that your talking about, so I can't help you there...but just wanted to give ya a big hug and say good luck! Your friend in IBS, Marriah
 

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I had lap surgery this past October. I didn't go to the bathroom for probably a week afterwards. The pain medications they gave me really backed me up. As for the gas, yes they pump a lot in to you, so they can see. I had some discomfort from it. Mainly in my upper ribs and shoulders, from the gas hitting nerves. I didn't constantly expell gas like I thought I would though. Really it wasn't that bad of a surgery, as far as surgery goes. But it still is major stuff!Jennifer
 

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I had lap surgery this past October. I didn't go to the bathroom for probably a week afterwards. The pain medications they gave me really backed me up. As for the gas, yes they pump a lot in to you, so they can see. I had some discomfort from it. Mainly in my upper ribs and shoulders, from the gas hitting nerves. I didn't constantly expell gas like I thought I would though. Really it wasn't that bad of a surgery, as far as surgery goes. But it still is major stuff!Jennifer
 

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Thanks for the encouragement and advice, all. I got through the surgery without embarrassment (or at least they didn't tell me anything after I woke up!) But I was visiting the restroom right up until they put the IV in my arm. Then it was night-night. I told the anesthesiologist I had IBS, and he didn't know what it was. The OR nurse explained it to him. Then he said, "Oh, that's the trendy new name. It used to all be colitis; now it's Crohn's disease or IBS." That's the SECOND time this month I've heard a health professional call IBS trendy. I don't know whether to be flattered (I'm finally on the cutting edge of SOMETHING) or insulted because it really seems to trivialize it.Oh well, the gas pain from the lapro isn't too bad, but they found some "surprise" fibroids and cut them out, and boy does that hurt. You guys were right, I'm in no shape to go out dancing (well, to work or the store) at this point!
 

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Thanks for the encouragement and advice, all. I got through the surgery without embarrassment (or at least they didn't tell me anything after I woke up!) But I was visiting the restroom right up until they put the IV in my arm. Then it was night-night. I told the anesthesiologist I had IBS, and he didn't know what it was. The OR nurse explained it to him. Then he said, "Oh, that's the trendy new name. It used to all be colitis; now it's Crohn's disease or IBS." That's the SECOND time this month I've heard a health professional call IBS trendy. I don't know whether to be flattered (I'm finally on the cutting edge of SOMETHING) or insulted because it really seems to trivialize it.Oh well, the gas pain from the lapro isn't too bad, but they found some "surprise" fibroids and cut them out, and boy does that hurt. You guys were right, I'm in no shape to go out dancing (well, to work or the store) at this point!
 
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