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I had my sleeve surgery on 3/27/19 and my doctor also corrected a hernia.

I have pain when I drink Water, I have been followed the post-op diet/timeline to a T and still I get this pain as the Fluid reaches the opening of my stomach, my questions are:

1) has anyone else experienced this?

2) how long does it last?

In terms of the sleeve surgery, other than being a little sore near one of the incisions I have no issues.

Thanks in advance for your response and the sharing of your experience.

Warm regards.

~E.

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My surgery was 8/1/2018 I also he'd a hernia repair and every time I drank Water the pain went across my chest at the level of my ribs.I was only able to take sips every 5 mins. It lasted about 6-8 weeks but each week the pain was less. I still get a pain if I drink to soon after eating, they said to wait a half hour after eating to drink anything, I find 45 mins to be better.

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hmmm I never thought about any of the pain I had being related to the hernia repair. I just chalked all that pain up to the gas but it did last about 10 days for me.

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On 3/30/2019 at 12:44 PM, Erica_B said:

I had my sleeve surgery on 3/27/19 and my doctor also corrected a hernia.

I have pain when I drink Water, I have been followed the post-op diet/timeline to a T and still I get this pain as the Fluid reaches the opening of my stomach, my questions are:

1) has anyone else experienced this?

2) how long does it last?

In terms of the sleeve surgery, other than being a little sore near one of the incisions I have no issues.

Thanks in advance for your response and the sharing of your experience.

Warm regards.

~E.

Yes! Take smaller sips. I mean ridiculously small sips, and swallow slowly. I'm fine if I do this, and if I forget myself my stomach lets me know! I think as time goes by and the swelling goes down, it will get better, but I've learned that I will never be taking swallows of anything again.

Oh, I had my surgery the day before you.

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I had my sleeve surgery on the same day as you AND they fixed a hiatal hernia. I can swallow liquids but have to watch the frequency and amount I'm swallowing. My tummy will let me know by giving a feeling of "a burp that doesn't come out" kind of pain that lasts a few seconds in the chest area.

We are still very inflamed. I see that I'm able to swallow more than I did the first few days. Swallow less... it'll get better.

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I'm 5 weeks post-op and had a hiatal hernia repair. I had the same pain. Incan now drink normally and can even chug a bit. No more pain!

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5 hours ago, gabybab said:

I'm 5 weeks post-op and had a hiatal hernia repair. I had the same pain. Incan now drink normally and can even chug a bit. No more pain!

This is so good to know! I was beginning to feel like I'd made a mistake. I am exactly one week post-op today and it's a lot better. Thanks for responding!

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17 hours ago, featherbird007 said:

I had my sleeve surgery on the same day as you AND they fixed a hiatal hernia. I can swallow liquids but have to watch the frequency and amount I'm swallowing. My tummy will let me know by giving a feeling of "a burp that doesn't come out" kind of pain that lasts a few seconds in the chest area.

We are still very inflamed. I see that I'm able to swallow more than I did the first few days. Swallow less... it'll get better.

Hi Surgery Twin!!!

One week later and I feel much better, I'm just taking it easy - takes some getting used to for sure.

Congrats on your journey! Thanks for responding.

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On 4/1/2019 at 11:24 AM, WLH said:

Yes! Take smaller sips. I mean ridiculously small sips, and swallow slowly. I'm fine if I do this, and if I forget myself my stomach lets me know! I think as time goes by and the swelling goes down, it will get better, but I've learned that I will never be taking swallows of anything again.

Oh, I had my surgery the day before you.

Hi and congrats!

I hope you're feeling as well as I am post-op.

I had to learn the hard way to sip verrrrrrry slowly. I was just so thirsty and eager to drink after a full day NPO that I thought something must be wrong. Well there was, I was impatient.

Thanks for responding!

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On 3/31/2019 at 7:14 PM, teemags48 said:

My surgery was 8/1/2018 I also he'd a hernia repair and every time I drank Water the pain went across my chest at the level of my ribs.I was only able to take sips every 5 mins. It lasted about 6-8 weeks but each week the pain was less. I still get a pain if I drink to soon after eating, they said to wait a half hour after eating to drink anything, I find 45 mins to be better.

I had to learn the hard way - I had all kinds of "what to expects" as it related to the GS but nothing about the hernia.

thanks for responding. :)

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5 hours ago, gabybab said:

I'm 5 weeks post-op and had a hiatal hernia repair. I had the same pain. Incan now drink normally and can even chug a bit. No more pain!

I wanna be you when I grow up - or at least in four more weeks. Today is so much better than last week. ;)

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On 4/1/2019 at 8:10 AM, Avery's Mom said:

hmmm I never thought about any of the pain I had being related to the hernia repair. I just chalked all that pain up to the gas but it did last about 10 days for me.

For me b/c of the location of the pain I knew it was the hernia and wondered if it could have waited. :(

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On ‎4‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 6:38 AM, Erica_B said:

For me b/c of the location of the pain I knew it was the hernia and wondered if it could have waited. :(

I was just sleeved on the 9th and had no idea about the hernia, I wonder if it could have waited as well.. I had the endoscopy just a week before surgery and not a word about it then so.. I wish that I had just been sleeved because this pain in my stomach when I drink is nuts. Along with the sharp pain I get out of no where is not fun at all.

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On 3/30/2019 at 12:44 PM, Erica_B said:

I had my sleeve surgery on 3/27/19 and my doctor also corrected a hernia.

I have pain when I drink Water, I have been followed the post-op diet/timeline to a T and still I get this pain as the Fluid reaches the opening of my stomach, my questions are:

1) has anyone else experienced this?

2) how long does it last?

In terms of the sleeve surgery, other than being a little sore near one of the incisions I have no issues.

Thanks in advance for your response and the sharing of your experience.

Warm regards.

~E.

I still have that pain if I try to drink more than a sip at a time. It's much better but it's still there. I have to sip then wait a few seconds for the next.

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