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I hurt so bad. Pain meds just don't seem to work. Any suggestions?

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I think that's just bruising. But they feel lumpy.

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Is it mostly muscle pain, or incision pain? It was muscle for me, well, besides the major air in my abdomen that they pumped me full of. Don't lay around too much, this will extend the time you are in pain. Drink your Protein, this aides in healing and go for a few 5 minute casual walks everyday for the first week and then gradually increase your time, but don't overdo it; no fast walking. Breathe deeply and cough every hour to avoid pneumonia.

The pain should subside after a couple more days. I didn't take pain meds at all, not even in the hospital, they slow the healing process down. Just don't be immobile for hours on end.

I hope you feel better by tonight! :)

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I think that's just bruising. But they feel lumpy.

It looks like a rash, hard to tell in that pic... or, you could be allergic to the tape...???

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If that's bruising, it's waaay more than I had. If there's any chance that it might be redness and not bruising, you had better call the doc. My discharge instructions said to call if I was any redness around the incisions larger than a dime. Also to call if I had shortness of breath, fever over 101, rapid heart rate, anxiety, pus, or persistent vomiting.

I really hope that you feel better soon! Definitely don't just assume that it's okay. They would much rather hear from you than have something go wrong, or even have you worry about it if you don't need to!

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I didn't take pain meds at all, not even in the hospital, they slow the healing process down. Just don't be immobile for hours on end.

I hope you feel better by tonight! :)

I hope you feel better. I agree with most of ScottsGirl's quote, but I have to disagree with her about pain medicine slowing down healing. The pain meds are there to help you if you need them. If you are in pain, you may not move which is very necessary after sleeve surgery. It may also prevent you from getting the rest you need to help heal.. There are many sites that discuss pain medication and the healing process, but the one listed here is from the mayo clinic, which in my opinion is a reputable source. http://www.mayoclini...cations/PN00060

While I have not been sleeved have had several surgical procedures and have used pain meds on most of them.

Hope you feel better soon. It won't last and every day will get better.

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This is what it looks like now.

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Mine looked that way too but I apparently am allergic to the glue they used. I was crazy itchy and they told me to take nail polish remover to take off the excess glue plus Benadryl to calm the itching.

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This is what it looks like now.

How are you doing? Those incisions looked like they needed a call to the doc? Hope all is well.

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Mine looked like that as well but i only have 2 but yeah red lumpy with pruple brusing all around .... It does get easier i was sleeve 3 weeka ago and im all healed up however i went about a week (wk2) where when i moved it felt like someone was sticking a hit knife into my r side incision ... Oooh lawd i almost died probably had something to do with me cleanjng out the garage hmmmmmm! thats gone too good luck and take it easy

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Two of my incisions are red like that and doctor told me today that they look fine. I'm also in a great deal of pain. Like another poster said. Like hot knives sticking me in the gut. Doctor advised I wasn't resting enough and advised I got back on the pain meds. She said I was slowing the healing by trying to not take the meds and doing too much too soon.

I would suggest calling your doctor and see what they think.

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I had some big bruising with a few incisions too. Along with everything everyone else said, try icing it. I actually alternated ice for the bruising and than used heat to help with the muscle repairing at night. I feel like some people are more affected by the blood thinners and get big bruises around the incisions....

All that being said still watch for the fever, discharge, etc to sure its not infected. Also walk, walk, walk! The longer a person lays around, the longer it will take to heal.

Good luck!!!

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Wow, do I feel lucky. It's weird mine are in totally different areas. I have 4 small incisions (smaller than the width of a dime) and one (about 1 1/4 in) where he took out the stomach, they are glued. I'm 1 week out and it looks like they are almost healed. I'm sore but really not that bad. I'm totally for pain meds, take them if you are in pain. That is what they are there for.

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