Originally Posted by saphojunkie
Additionally, they fill your abdomen with gas in order to make room for the camera. This gas pressure, combined with constipation from the codeine, makes for a horrible few days of trying to poop unsuccessfully but always feeling immense pressure to.
This is common practice with these types of surgeries in the abdominal cavity. In some cases, pressure from the gas can actually feel like a heart attack and hurt all the way up into your shoulder.
Having been through it, I can tell you this - no amount of codeine/oxycodone will help with it but 800mg of ibuprofen and it's gone almost instantly.