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Hi guys!! I am 8 days out and have had the shoulder pain from right after surgery slowly return. It became noticeably worse when I laid down, shooting up the left side of neck. How long did this last with you guys?

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Sanju

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Go to the ER now

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You should not be having gas pains this far out. Left side is where your heart is. And lots of important veins and arteries in your neck. Better to be safe than sorry. Have you been taking your injections as instructed to prevent a blood clot. Yes or no be sure to be honest with your doc.

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DID YOU HAVE A HIATAL HERNIA REPAIR ALSO?

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I am 8 days post op and yesterday at my doctor's visit to have my drain removed, I asked about the same issue. The pain that I had would hit the hardest at night when I would lay down. Wednesday night I actually slept in the recliner to reduce some of the pain. When asked, my surgeon said that the pain should subside with time but that it is cause because when the blood supply to the stomach is cut, the spleen sort of goes haywire a little bit and thats where the pain tends to be felt.

I will say that as soon as I had my drain removed, the pain went away. I assume it was touching or pushing on something in there and the pain did radiate in my left shoulder. Hope you're feeling better!

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@sunjumelts are you out there and doing ok?

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DID YOU HAVE A HIATAL HERNIA REPAIR ALSO?

Yes I did

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Sanju

@@sanjumelts. How are you feeling?

I am feeling better, there are some stiff shoulder moments though.

Best,

Sanju

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I am 8 days post op and yesterday at my doctor's visit to have my drain removed, I asked about the same issue. The pain that I had would hit the hardest at night when I would lay down. Wednesday night I actually slept in the recliner to reduce some of the pain. When asked, my surgeon said that the pain should subside with time but that it is cause because when the blood supply to the stomach is cut, the spleen sort of goes haywire a little bit and thats where the pain tends to be felt.

I will say that as soon as I had my drain removed, the pain went away. I assume it was touching or pushing on something in there and the pain did radiate in my left shoulder. Hope you're feeling better!

This is good to hear. My shoulder seemed to start hurting at the same time "the pulling" feeling started happening again after 2 days of having very little of it. Is the pulling feeling heavier some days than others for you? And open Question for anyone else that would like to chime in.

Best,

Sanju

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@sunjumelts are you out there and doing ok?

Yes I am doing better, but there is still some moments of strain. Thank you for your concern. I emailed my surgeon about it and she says she thinks it may be a focal muscle spasm.

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Sanju

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I am 8 days post op and yesterday at my doctor's visit to have my drain removed, I asked about the same issue. The pain that I had would hit the hardest at night when I would lay down. Wednesday night I actually slept in the recliner to reduce some of the pain. When asked, my surgeon said that the pain should subside with time but that it is cause because when the blood supply to the stomach is cut, the spleen sort of goes haywire a little bit and thats where the pain tends to be felt.

I will say that as soon as I had my drain removed, the pain went away. I assume it was touching or pushing on something in there and the pain did radiate in my left shoulder. Hope you're feeling better!

This is good to hear. My shoulder seemed to start hurting at the same time "the pulling" feeling started happening again after 2 days of having very little of it. Is the pulling feeling heavier some days than others for you? And open Question for anyone else that would like to chime in.

Best,

Sanju

Yeah, it is. Some days it feels like the soreness and "tightness" near my largest incision is worse that others. I just assumed that maybe I overdid it a little the day before or something like that.

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Did you have a hernia repair? I did and experienced a horrible pain in my shoulder for almost 2 months out

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Guys,

im 4 days post op and feel good in terms of stomach pain. I’m keeping liquid and yogurt down. But I’ve got left shoulder and neck pain today. I don’t know where it’s come from- it’s not severe- just bad enough to make me feel unwell.

im hating the liquid stage and regretting it too a little. Someone please tell me it gets better and it’s worth it.

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Hi guys!! I am 8 days out and have had the shoulder pain from right after surgery slowly return. It became noticeably worse when I laid down, shooting up the left side of neck. How long did this last with you guys?
Best,
Sanju

Probably gas pains... even at 8 days post op, everyone is different, but I would tell your surgeon & see what they recommend. If it is worrisome, go get checked out. Better safe than sorry.

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A nice warm pad around the shoulder/neck always helped me with this type of pain.

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