Laparoscopy (cont.)

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.

Reviewed by The Cleveland Clinic Department of Colorectal Surgery and Thomas E. Garofalo, MD, (2005).

Edited by Cynthia Dennison Haines, MD on March 01, 2006.

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