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I am 3 months post mini gastric bypass. I have lost 30 lbs. everything was going great until about 3 weeks ago. I was constipated and had terrible cramping for 3days. The pain returned 6 days ago with a vengeance. In order to minimize the pain I am eating Tylenol 3 like candy. I have had an X-ray a ultrasound and aCT-Scan . They eliminated gallbladder issue and stones. I am waiting for my surgeon to review the CT-Scan as it was inconclusive as per doctor at hospital. This morning I have had diaheria and cramps are still unbelievably painful (child birth is less painful). Any thoughts

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What seemed to help stop the cramping 3 weeks ago? You said you were constipated, and now you have diarrhea, so it sounds intestinal.

What have your bathroom habits been over the last month?

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BAthroom habits have been normal up until 2 1/2 weeks ago. I hope to get an answer once my surgeon reviews the actual scan. Just wondering if anyone else has had similar issue

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I have similar issues but mine is not related to this particular surgery. I have adhesions on my right side from a prior hysterectomy in 2007 and when they stick... lord it really does feel worse than child birth. It lasts for a week or so. Constipation is a trigger. I used to take Aleve and that would quickly take care of the pain, but now since we cannot have NSAIDS I have to take Tylenol as soon as I feel it coming on. The pain radiates down my right leg. I have had every single test and they all came up with nothing. Having another surgery to remove the adhesions is out of the question since it can create more and I refuse to take anything stronger than over the counter meds, so I just deal with the pain best I can until it passes and then I am all good again.

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Thank you for passing on this information. In theory it sounds that regular bm should avoid future cramps

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How are you doing, any better?

I used to experience something similar many years ago (well before WLS) and it was due to endometriosis. I had surgery to remove adhesions on my intestines and took birth control pills continually, no placebo pills or periods, and that helped immensely. I thankfully no longer have this problem. Just brought this up in case your issue occurs around your cycle.

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