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Your recovery at home after laparoscopy
You will be encouraged to steadily increase your activity once you are home. Walking is great exercise! Walking will help your general recovery by strengthening your muscles, keeping your blood circulating to prevent blood clots, and helping your lungs stay clear. Avoid constipation by using stool softeners, as pain medications usually can cause constipation.
Edited by Cynthia Dennison Haines, MD on March 01, 2006.
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