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Relief of Post-op Gas

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I've heard a lot of sleevers complaining about the gas pains post op. I am an RN and worked post-op for many years. One of the best remedies I have come across was warm lemon juice. It works every time! A very small amount drank slowly would relieve the gas within minutes. Just wondering if this is "legal" clear liquid for immediately post-op with the sleeve?

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That's good information for future reference. I'm not sure if that would be allowed after sleeving. I'll leave that to others.

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I've heard a lot of sleevers complaining about the gas pains post op. I am an RN and worked post-op for many years. One of the best remedies I have come across was warm lemon juice. It works every time! A very small amount drank slowly would relieve the gas within minutes. Just wondering if this is "legal" clear liquid for immediately post-op with the sleeve?

 

The only thing I will tell you is that it might be a bit acidic. You have a raw wound on your stomach. Lemon juice... that might hurt.

 

If you do it Water it down a LOT! Drink slowly, if you feel fire, stop. ;o)

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true about the acidity. I might give it a try, though slowly and watered down, if gas becomes a big problem for me. I'll let you know how it works out.

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Is the gas inside the stomach, outside or both? If it is outside in the abdominal cavity, how would drinking something help?

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Is the gas inside the stomach, outside or both? If it is outside in the abdominal cavity, how would drinking something help?

 

Both, the gas from surgery is absorbed into the GI system.

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Thanks Wassa, I knew you would have an answer for me

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The post op gas can be very uncomfortable for a couple of days. The best way to deal with it is to walk it off, starting day of surgery in the hospital. It is absorbed into the body so it is not relieved simply by belching and farting.

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Actually, you DO get relief of the gas by farting... it moves the pressure OUT and relieves the pain.

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Actually, you DO get relief of the gas by farting... it moves the pressure OUT and relieves the pain.

 

 

I've found a heating pad on the belly helps a great deal too ... mine is packed and going with me!

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