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Hi everyone,

I had the sleeve done on 2/18/19 and I still have terrible pain under my left boob, in my rib cage area. If I cough, I want to cry it hurts so bad.

Many say it is where the stomach was pulled at the largest incision, I can believe that. However, am I the only one that has experienced such pain at 3 week post op?

Thank you!!

Vikki

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So sorry to hear you are in pain! :(

I wanted to ask, does it hurt when you breathe in or anything like that? Does it hurt all the time or just when you eat? I had a lot of weird pains post-surgery, but mine were between my shoulder blades in my back (and this happened weeks after.)

It could be something like that, but I would be wary since blood clots can develop (which is something I am always worried about, I admit.) If in doubt, I would say to call your team and talk to them or even see a doctor just to be safe.

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Hi, I have clot issues and after my surgery I developed a pulmonary embolism (lung blood clot). It was unbelievably painful. They kept insisting that I blow into that tube thing with the ball and I thought I would die. I could hardly walk, sneeze, cough or breathe without intense pain. I’d ask, for sure. Took a while for it to subside with medication

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Hello, did you find any answers? I am having a lot of pain at my left rib cage too, but I am only 5 days post-op. I am wondering if this is normal. Thanks.

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Would that be near to where they pulled out your stomach of you were a sleeve? Maybe re- enforcing stitching there. Or the had to stretch the view port extra big to see everything in your abdomen?

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That is exactly where my pain was. It lasted over a month after surgery and only went away when I started using Gas-x. My doctor wasn't concerned when I reported it since I didn't have any other symptoms. But let me tell you, it was excruciating at times. Definitely check with your doc because severe pain can be a sign of many different things.

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I used to have pains there even before surgery, I went to several doctors to see what was going on. They all told me it was my ribs that were tender. I still get the pain here and there

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