What causes difficulty breathing post laproscopic surgery? - Online Doctor Chats
My father aged 61 years is diagonised with acute pancreatitis .after MRCP it was found that he had gall stones and went through a laproscopic surgery to remove his gall bladder yesterday and was kept under post surgical ICU for 24 hrs and today he was complaining of breathing difficulty and the oxygen saturation level was droping ,so now the doctor adviced to shift him to medical ICU and have put him on few medication, a tube in both of his nostrils and i guess some tube on his stomach to reduce the stomach detention (Not sure).Kindly advice if this condition can be handled and will not lead to any complications?
Hello, I am sorry to learn about your father's condition
can u please advice to the above query
Unfortunately I will not be able to answer your question because I do not know the clinical condition of your father
Based on your explanations and description I can only guess what might be going on
but I will not be able to predict the outcome
You will have to trust your doctors who are treating your father
yeah that k but just wanted to know if this condition is something serious?
and if your father is shifted to medical ICU, that means the doctor is doing the right thing
I am sorry again, I don't have all the details to say if it serious or not
post operatively some people do develop some complications
Breathing difficulty after a surgery usually means plueral effusion
that is fluid in the lungs
or it could be due to infection
if it is due to infection is it cureable?
so without knowing all the necessary details, it is hard for me to answer your question
Yes, infections are easy to treat
he is able to breath but not comfortably
and he has saturation levels of 87
and his pulse are normal?
so wat could be the potentional cause?
That is not enough information
To be able to answer your question, I will have to examine your father carefully
and I will also have to do some investigations
It is simply not possible to answer this type of questions online
but normally post laproscopy would these conditions arise ?
but if the patient already has some other major problem then that will get worse
his gall bladder was removed yesterday
which had stones
he had no other problems apart from diabetic & BP which were controlled by mdeication
they both can cause heart and kidney problems
but i am told the problem of oxygen saturation level was due to stomach getting bigger & tighter
no he does nt have fever
so once the stomach thing is controlled he should be ok but i am just converened
That is possible
I can understand your worry
please be patient
and follow your treating doctor's advice
they will do everything possible to cure your father as soon as possible
k but do u think that could be a potentional reason?
that is why they have kept your father in the ICU
k thanks for ur quick help
Yes, during operation we have to move the stomach around to do the operation properly
any ways i am just praying hoping for his recovery
so that will cause the stomach to swell up
exactly this exactly wat was told by doc
apart from that, the intestines also don't move much after the surgery
so, these things do put pressure on the diaphragm
and cause difficulty in breathing
give it a few days
As the swelling of the stomach goes down, breathing will become easy
is there anything else I can help you with?
so hopefully this is wat it is and he will recover soon?
thanks for your quick response
I hope so too
You are welcome
thanks for consulting me here
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