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I keep getting this pain in my diaphragm intermittently. It happens when I drink too fast and will go away in a couple of seconds. However, tonight I am laying down and it’s just happening randomly and I haven’t been drinking anything for the last hour or two. It’s happening every couple of minutes or so. Is this normal? Sorry I’m a worry wart and want to make sure it’s nothing crazy or serious post op complication.

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I have a slight pain too that kind of rolls, but like you said it only lasts a couple of seconds and is gone. I'm assuming it's air when I drink or eat getting down into my stomach. I'm 4 weeks post-op and I'm still getting it.

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Yeah this isn’t even necessarily when drinking. I am getting it when just laying down on my side. It’s weird.

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Did the Doc fix a hiatal hernia?

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No. He said I did not have a hiatal hernia.

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7 hours ago, Abbey M. said:

I keep getting this pain in my diaphragm intermittently. It happens when I drink too fast and will go away in a couple of seconds. However, tonight I am laying down and it’s just happening randomly and I haven’t been drinking anything for the last hour or two. It’s happening every couple of minutes or so. Is this normal? Sorry I’m a worry wart and want to make sure it’s nothing crazy or serious post op complication.

I had the exact same thing that came on randomly for about the first week post op. I think it is normal and a result of all the air they pump into you to lift the abdominal wall off your stomach during surgery. Try to walk as much as possible and drink slowly. I also found having lukewarm fluids was easier. Try not to worry but certainly call your surgeon if things get worse (fever, vomiting).

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Will do. Thank you :-)

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Hi I had surgery the same day as you.
Have you been walking? Maybe that would help. I feel that helps me.

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On 01/12/2019 at 11:07, bruin2019 said:

Hi I had surgery the same day as you.

Have you been walking? Maybe that would help. I feel that helps me.
I’ve been walking but could probably do more. It’s just weird. If I feel it coming on and put my arms up over my head it stops it. Totally bizarre....

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You know what’s even weirder.....I put my abdominal compression garment on and it hasn’t happened since. Is this gas?

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Maybe and the compression helped your body rid it without it gathering in a large ball under your diaphragm. Sounds kinda weird, but bottom line IT WORKED!

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NO I spoke to soon. It helped for a bit then came back. I called the doc today to see and he said it’s a diaphram spasm probably from the surgery and the protractor etc. said it’ll go away in time. Awww well lol

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You know what’s even weirder.....I put my abdominal compression garment on and it hasn’t happened since. Is this gas?
What brand of abdominal compression do you recommend ?

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I got the BRACEABILITY compression garment from Amazon. I really like it and it worked well.

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I got the BRACEABILITY compression garment from Amazon. I really like it and it worked well.
Thank you. I was looking at getting it. Thought it may help. If I order now, I'll have it for after surgery

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