Laparoscopy
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Laparoscopy Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a laparoscopy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Damage to blood vessels or organs
  • Problems related to anesthesia
  • The need for open surgery rather than laparoscopic surgery

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Heart or lung condition
  • Obesity
  • Previous abdominal surgery
  • Diabetes

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the incision site
  • Nausea and/or vomiting that you cannot control with the medications you were given after surgery, or which persist for more than two days after discharge from the hospital
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Headache, muscle aches, feeling faint or dizzy
  • Pain, burning, urgency or frequency of urination, or persistent bleeding in the urine
  • Difficulty urinating or having a bowel movement
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain

In case of an emergency, call 911.

 
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