Abdominal: No air travel for 7 days after laparoscopy
Some recommendations for no travel for 10-14 days after other abdominal surgeries
Colostomy or Ileostomy
Use extra large bags
No travel above cabin pressure >5000 ft (1524m)
X. Contraindications: Recent Scuba Diving
No travel for 24 hours after decompression dive
No travel for 12 hours after non-decompression dive
Lin and Delaney in Herbert (2015) EM:Rap 15(5): 7-8
Leibman and Orman in Herbert (2014) EM:Rap 14(9): 8
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