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Laparoscopy (cont.)

Results

Results depend on which procedure was performed and what was found. In most cases, people recover quickly with minimal pain and discomfort because they have only small incisions to heal.

When to Seek Medical Care

If, after a laparoscopic procedure, a person develops any of these problems, a doctor should be contacted:

  • Chills or fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Bleeding, drainage, or redness from any of the small incisions
  • Swelling of the surgical area
  • Inability to urinate
  • Pain that can't be controlled with prescribed medication

For More Information

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

MedlinePlus, Diagnostic Laparoscopy

MedlinePlus, Pelvic Laparoscopy

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/19/2014

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