If you are under general anesthesia, you will feel no pain during the procedure. However, the surgical cuts may throb and be slightly painful afterward.
If you get a local anesthetic, you may feel a prick and a burning sensation. You may have pain at the site of the surgical cut. Afterward, the cuts may throb for several hours and may be slightly painful.
Your health care provider may give you a pain reliever.
You may also have shoulder pain for a few days, because the carbon dioxide gas used to inflate your abdomen can irritate your diaphragm, which shares some of the same nerves as the shoulder. You may also have an increased urge to urinate, because the gas can put pressure on the bladder.
Depending on the procedure you have done, your health care provider may advise you to avoid eating and drinking for a period of time afterward.