When waking up after surgery, you may feel muscle and shoulder pain. This pain is caused by the position you were in during surgery and by the fact that the abdomen was inflated with gas during the surgery to create workspace. This gas is removed as much as possible after the surgery. The remaining gas is absorbed by the body quickly and without danger. Some people experience pain in the shoulder for a longer time. This has to do with the gas that was blown into your abdomen during surgery. These complaints disappear by themselves.
Updated on December 22, 2020