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What happens after laparoscopic prostate surgery?

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You can expect to follow a liquid diet at first, then gradually be able to eat solid foods. When you go home, you will follow a soft diet, which generally means no raw fruits or vegetables. A dietitian can provide more specific dietary guidelines. Nausea and vomiting commonly occur because the intestines are temporarily disabled during anesthesia and surgery. Your doctor can prescribe medications to relieve these symptoms, which will improve a few days after surgery. You will be encouraged to get out of bed and walk as much as possible, starting the first day after surgery. You should steadily increase your activity after you go home. For six weeks after surgery, you should not lift or push anything over 30 pounds, and should not do abdominal exercises such as sit-ups.

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Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 17, 2017

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Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 17, 2017

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