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3 weeks post op. Belly button incision pain



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Did you have bypass or sleeve? I would guess bypass, because sleevers are usually the left side, that's where they pull across your intestines the 3/4 of your natural stomach they are discarding. Right side is either liver retractor or the larger gauge surgical equipment like staplers. But none of mine ever hurt and they remove the vast amount of Carbon dioxide before you leave their OR so you don't have that to work out of your system. I was blessed can't tell me different!

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I was told to expect pain like that off and on as I heal... as things that were a bit more tightly stitched heal and relax.

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And also they may have put re- enforcing stiches in there so you don't develop an internal hernia,once you have healed enough they pop free. One girl said she felt a definite ping when hers loosened up.

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Did you have bypass or sleeve? I would guess bypass, because sleevers are usually the left side, that's where they pull across your intestines the 3/4 of your natural stomach they are discarding. Right side is either liver retractor or the larger gauge surgical equipment like staplers. But none of mine ever hurt and they remove the vast amount of Carbon dioxide before you leave their OR so you don't have that to work out of your system. I was blessed can't tell me different!
I had sleeve and my pain was on the right, not the left


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I think it's normal for one of them, the largest one, to hurt a little and feel like it's pulling because it was attached to muscle.

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17 hours ago, Je$$ica36 said:

I had bypass

by far the most painful incision for me is the one on the right of my bellybutton. I even have a dent where that incision is. THe dent is going away, and that incision is hurting less, but its obviously where all he action happened as its the only incision that has really hurt. It still does but its much better. I also had bypass.

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