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Posted by: Ileus | 2012/08/11

Postop Ileus

Hi , I would like to know how long can it take to recover from post op ileus , my father has been in ICU for 11 days after taking his gall bladder out ? Should I call a specialist ? The op was done by a gen surgeon .

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Paralysis of the gut is a common occurence, especially in the elderly. It can take a week or two for the gut to start functioning normally. The general surgeon is a specialist and he/she will know how to treat your father.

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