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Gas Pains After Surgery..

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Started by MommyTawnie, Dec 22, 2010 8:36 PM
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    MommyTawnie

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 8:36 PM

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I had surgery yesterday and have been suffering from gas pains all day.. It's not all over my body though, just in my left shoulder and under my ribs.. Is there anything I can do to help expell the gas faster? The surgery itself has not caused any pain, just the left over gas.


    DogBone

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 10:23 PM

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I had surgery yesterday and have been suffering from gas pains all day.. It's not all over my body though, just in my left shoulder and under my ribs.. Is there anything I can do to help expell the gas faster? The surgery itself has not caused any pain, just the left over gas.


Ask your doctor for a Gas relief prescption. I took for 2-3 day after surgery.


    hugsamber

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 10:39 PM

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I used gas x strips. But what helped the most was all the walking. Walking and burping felt wonderful!


    Peronella

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 10:59 PM

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I was told at the hospital that lying on your left side will help expel some of the gas. I can affirm that it works :)


    chrisk

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Posted December 23, 2010 - 9:37 AM

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I've taken care of a lot of post laparscopic patients. For different surgeries. The one thing that helps everyone is walking. Even if you do short walks, then rest. It will help. I was sleeved on the 13th of December. I had terrible gas, but walking helped me belch it out. I sounded like a honking goose for a few days, but I feel better now. The other thing Inoticed was that I mixed my protein shakes in a small blender. I think that mixed a lot of air into them. So I mix them and then let them sit in the fridge until the bubbles dissapate.
Good luck to you.


    MRSKOUBiK

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Posted December 23, 2010 - 11:07 AM

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I just tried my first gas X strip to see how that works..


    dbrjredd

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Posted December 23, 2010 - 11:16 AM

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I'm 5 weeks post op today so I can say from experience that mostly anything I tried did NOT help with the gas. I had NO pain other than gas after surgery & it lasted for approximately 7 days...it was trapped & no matter what I did I couldn't get rid of it. I tried GasX strips, lying on my left side, walking, walking & more walking, but it just wouldn't leave out! I must say that Tiffykins idea of the heating pad did relieve it somewhat but it was not until the 7th day that I started being able to let some of it out! WHEW! Glad those days are over! :) Hope you get to feeling better very soon!
Rhonda



    MommyTawnie

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Posted December 23, 2010 - 5:04 PM

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Well I did start passing some of the gas last night, and I will tell you now it helped me sleep alot better. I took 2 gas-x pills and used a heating pad as well as my fortress of pillows. What's going on now is my poor daughter is having sympathy pains. She heard me getting sick yesterday and has had a tummy aches since. She has also vomited a couple of times. No fever just a sore stomach and vomiting. Poor thing.. I have been doing more and more walking today and it does seem to help until I go to rest and then the pains come back. I remember all of this with my c-section and hysterectomy, but for whatever reason it feels like these gas pains are harder to get rid of. Praying they are gone tomorrow atleast while we celebrate Christmas..


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