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Okay. So it’s been just over two weeks since my surgery (March 27th) but I worry about leaks inside. My outer incisions are healing nicely. But there is a pain under my ribs on my left side and right side(mainly on my left side). Almost like a cramp. It makes it difficult to stand without help, lay on my side, or even sit a certain way. I worry mainly because most of the pain was gone on the left side(it was mainly on my right side). And since Wednesday the pain in my left side under my ribs has started to come back. I keep getting told it’s gas. I’ve tried ice packs I even started taking my pain meds again(I have been able to go without it since the one week mark) I just feel like I’ve made so much progress on being able to get up myself, getting into bed by myself, going to the bathroom alone, and so on and now all of a sudden the pains coming back making it to where I need assistance again. Some times it disappears but most of the time it hurts. Is this normal? If so any tips on how to help the pain? And one more question how long till all of the pain went away for you? I guess I just feel lazy not being able to clean my house and hate having to depend on others just to do basic things like showering or standing. My Drs assistant said it can be up to 2 months before the pain is completely gone and I just feel like that’s wrong. I wasn’t cut open just laparoscopic gastric bypass. ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED! Thank you in advance and bless you and I hope you are doing well on your weight loss journey!!

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I had tugging pain and cramping in my abdomen near the incisions but inside. Your insides have been rearranged a bit and things are tender and hanging differently. I would be fine and then it would pull. It went away 3-6 weeks post-surgery.

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Thank you so much! I feel better knowing it’s normal lol. Was there anything that made it “feel better”

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It would come and go, so just be gentle and do very slow stretches and lots of walking (easy walking unless you are already really fit). Try to keep good posture, standing up as straight as you can without making it too uncomfortable. Hunching will just make it take longer to feel better. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the only over-the-counter pain relief that is safe post-op, so you can try it. Heating pad may help.

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I am one month out from sleeve surgery and I still have soreness on my stomach. I use a heating pad and that seems to help some. Someone on here once said that her nurse said to her... you've basically been stabbed 5 times in your stomach. Of course it is going to hurt! You are definitely not alone in the pain department!

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Thank you for the help! I I feel a lot better about it now 😂 I guess I just worry to much. And I have found myself trying to hunch over to get rid of the pain so I’ll stop doing that and try to sit straight or walk with good posture.

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