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I am 8 days post op. Please help me! The gas and bloating is so uncomfortable. My stomach is hard and feels tight. I had my first BM yesterday and I have added Miralax. Any suggestions, is this normal?

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Walk as much as you can. Hot showers helped me the most with gas pain. Heating pad helps too but the shower was the best.

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9 hours ago, kjallen said:

I am 8 days post op. Please help me! The gas and bloating is so uncomfortable. My stomach is hard and feels tight. I had my first BM yesterday and I have added Miralax. Any suggestions, is this normal?

Lots of walking. Did they give you an incentive spirometer? If so, use it! It really does help get those gasses out. A trick I found that worked well for both my WLS's, is to breathe in deeply until you can't, then "press into it" slightly, almost like doing a crunch, this increases the pressure in your abdominal cavity and helps force excess gasses out of the cavity.

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Walking and moving is key at this point to alleviate the gas pains. Yes-use the incentive spirometer.

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