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After surgery, your child will likely feel weak and tired for several days.
Your child's belly may be swollen. There might be pain in the belly or shoulders for about 24 hours. Your child may have gas or need to burp a lot at first.
A few children get diarrhea.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for your child to recover. But each child recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to help your child get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if your child has any problems.
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Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Brad W. Warner MD - Pediatric Surgery & John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine
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