Your doctor will give you a guideline for when you can resume your daily activities following your laparoscopy. For minor procedures, it’s 1-2 days. For more complex procedures, it can be longer. Your doctor will determine how long you should rest.
After your laparoscopy, you may experience general discomfort for a few days. You will likely be sore around your incisions. Slight pain in the shoulder or back is common following your procedure.
However, if you experience severe pain, fever, heavy bleeding, fainting, nausea, swelling or discharge from your incision, it’s important to contact your OB-GYN right away.