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Laparoscopy postoperative instructions

Post operatively, you are expected to remain in hospital for 1 to 2 days. You will be mobilized, start eating and drinking on the same day. Feeling a mild shoulder pain is common, due to diaphragm irritation due to small amount of gas still remaining in the abdomen. This is expected to be absorbed in the next few days and can be easily treated with mild analgesics. The sutures are usually absorbable, otherwise they will be removed by your doctor in 7-10d Postoperatively it would be wise to avoid lifting weight (> 3kg) and having sexual contact for the next 2-4 weeks depending on the type and severity of the operation.