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Has anyone else suffered shoulder pain since their surgery.

I'm 2 years post surgery and suffering from severe left shoulder pain

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Yes!! Frankly have had it for yrs. From the time I was discharged after my surgery. I complained at my first post surgery appointment, my surgeon explained it came from the hernia repair he did during my lap band procedue, however I was told by a xray tech that it looks like my surgeon may have accidentally torn my rotator cuff during surgery. Unfortunately I can't be sure without surgery. It's very uncomfortable when I eat tho. Therefore I believe it's from the hernia repair because it would probably hurt the same all the time of its the rotater. My surgeon explained it gets worse when I eat more because it causes tension from the stitching from the large hernia repair and he confessed sometimes it may be that he pulled the tissue a little tight and the only way to fix it will be to go back in and undo the repair and stitch it less tight. I understand your pain! It gets miserable! Keeps me up at night, I literally take pain meds for it with muscle relaxers. I feel your pain! I have talked with several pts who also had hernia repair and have the exact same issue also in the left shoulder.

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So sorry to hear that. I have basically experienced the same thing and my Doctor went in to ensure everything was okay and it was.

Apparently shoulder pain comes from the diaphragm so he went in to make sure nothing was loose or putting pressure on the diaphragm.

Never even mentioned the hernia and he did fix mine.

Interesting! I'll get to the bottom of it and keep you posted.

Laurie

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So sorry to hear that. I have basically experienced the same thing and my Doctor went in to ensure everything was okay and it was.
Apparently shoulder pain comes from the diaphragm so he went in to make sure nothing was loose or putting pressure on the diaphragm.
Never even mentioned the hernia and he did fix mine.
Interesting! I'll get to the bottom of it and keep you posted.
Laurie
I did when I had to have my esophagus stretched. My whole head throat and face

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I had severe shoulder pain after surgery from the moment I woke up.

I had my band replaced due to it slipping and the pain has gone. The only time it comes back is when I have eaten and instead of feeling I have a full belly, I have pain in my shoulder.

It is common and is a referred paid from having your diaphragm expanded.

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