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I'm a little over 4 weeks post gastric sleeve. My stomach ALWAYS feels like it is growling/gnawing/gurgling or something. I've been on omeprazole daily since surgery. Is this common? Anyone else have this?

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I am 2.5 years post op and about 15 lb from surgeons goal of 180 lb but a bit from my personal goal. I have been on omeprazole daily as well and it helps with acid reflux but I have the same sounds. I call them internal farts because it's like an inside burp after I eat or drink anything its gross and embarrassing in public. I mentioned it to my surgeon last year but she never seemed concerned but it's really annoying.

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I had a very noisy stomach whilst I had my band. It used to sound as though there was an alien in there trying to get out

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I'm a little over 4 weeks post gastric sleeve. My stomach ALWAYS feels like it is growling/gnawing/gurgling or something. I've been on omeprazole daily since surgery. Is this common? Anyone else have this?
I am only 5 day post OP and my stomach is always growling and I am not hunger its weird

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I'm 3m post op and I still have all the lovely belly sounds too!

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I am 5 days post-op and experiencing the same.
My digestive tract is NOISY. I always suffered acid reflux before, but this is like the acid release with no reflux. I’m not due for my 2 week follow up til next week and I’m going to bring it up with my Doc.
Usually some crampy-epigastric pain follows the worst of the growling, but I’ve taken acid reducers and they don’t seem to affect the noise.
I also take 40mg pantoprazole once daily. 🤷‍♀️

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I just had the surgery done on Thursday. I'am having stomach cramps, spasms, pain and discomfort. I have been afraid to eat anything, cause of all the discomfort that I'm having. The gas pains are unbearable. It hurts so much. I have also been depressed since the surgery. My question is will all of this pass. Or is this what I have to look forward to for the rest of my life.

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I just had the surgery done on Thursday. I'am having stomach cramps, spasms, pain and discomfort. I have been afraid to eat anything, cause of all the discomfort that I'm having. The gas pains are unbearable. It hurts so much. I have also been depressed since the surgery. My question is will all of this pass. Or is this what I have to look forward to for the rest of my life.

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I just had my surgery on Wednesday and yes the gas pain is horrible but it will pass as well the discomfort

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7 hours ago, lori1963 said:

I just had the surgery done on Thursday. I'am having stomach cramps, spasms, pain and discomfort. I have been afraid to eat anything, cause of all the discomfort that I'm having. The gas pains are unbearable. It hurts so much. I have also been depressed since the surgery. My question is will all of this pass. Or is this what I have to look forward to for the rest of my life.

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Hello, yes the gas pains the first 2 weeks sucked big time. It feels like a gigantic fart you just cant relieve. I walked so much and attempted squats and it did help. Keep up on Water and laxatives to keep regular because that's one of my biggest issues is only using the bathroom once or twice a week and I am 2.5 years out. When i drink over 64 oz of water I am able to go maybe 4 times per week so it does help alot. I would stick to your diet and just force fluids and walk and walk some more because thats what helps everything regulate. Keep in mind your pain will go away and the swelling is alot right now which may be causing tons of pain and bloating as well. My depression mostly came from the massive food intake change and I had huge hunger pains after surgery and still do. Unfortunately, I told my surgeon I think she forgot to remove the hunger hormone and she laughed. Our bodies will feel the hunger hormone only if we are dehydrated early on our thirst presents as hunger I was told. I always grab water when I feel it and after 8 oz it is still there then I go for a high Protein food. I am still getting back on track from an almost year stall and creeping in bad food choices but that's how I made my choices early on. STAY POSITIVE! your body is going through a huge make over and takes time to regulate.

Good luck

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14 hours ago, kygirl68 said:

I'm a little over 4 weeks post gastric sleeve. My stomach ALWAYS feels like it is growling/gnawing/gurgling or something. I've been on omeprazole daily since surgery. Is this common? Anyone else have this?

Almost 2 months post op and mine does it all the time and I'm on the omeprazole.

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I'm a week out and have been getting this since right after my surgery. It feels a little higher than my belly - but that could be where the sleeve is. It kind of feels like it's where my diaphragm is. It is really noisy and is going to be embarrassing when I'm back at work. I'm wondering if it's like hunger tummy rumblng, but we're just not feeling the hunger so it seems disconnected?

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On 02/12/2019 at 21:07, Boldilocks said:



I'm a week out and have been getting this since right after my surgery. It feels a little higher than my belly - but that could be where the sleeve is. It kind of feels like it's where my diaphragm is. It is really noisy and is going to be embarrassing when I'm back at work. I'm wondering if it's like hunger tummy rumblng, but we're just not feeling the hunger so it seems disconnected?


This is my suspicion as well.
I also used to suffer GERD all the time so I wonder if this is the acid now without the reflux.
All I know is it causes horrible pain/spasming in my diaphragm area and it’s noticeably worse at night.
Keeping my fingers crossed that when I’m back to semi-solid foods this will improve.

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This is my suspicion as well.
I also used to suffer GERD all the time so I wonder if this is the acid now without the reflux.
All I know is it causes horrible pain/spasming in my diaphragm area and it’s noticeably worse at night.
Keeping my fingers crossed that when I’m back to semi-solid foods this will improve.
I have the same symptoms. I hope it will get better. God willing.

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I am 1yr 3mo out and my belly still makes noise, mostly at night while I'm trying to fall sleep.

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