Does Anesthesia make you gassy after a surgery?
Hello, My brother recently had shoulder surgery. After the surgery, he was feeling bloated and gassy. I was worried so I asked a nurse about it, she said it usually happens after anesthesia but studies suggest Passing gas after surgery is important. If you can't pass gas soon after surgery, it may mean that a post-operative ileus, or gastric delay, is happening. Is it true? Does Anesthesia make you gassy? Is it common to feel gassy after anesthesia? He is 28 years old.
@mat Hello, yes it is normal to experience gas after surgery. This is because passing gas is a sign that your bowels are returning to normal. You may not have a bowel movement for four to five days following surgery. Gas pain It is common to develop occasional crampy pain and bloating in the abdomen after surgery. This is caused by gas building up in the intestines. The discomfort is usually temporary and will resolve after passing gas or having a bowel movement. Contact your doctor if you feel discomfort for more days. Thanks!