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I’m 11 months post op, on Sunday I had a small bowl of lentils and rice (I know I know but I’m leaving the country and my mums cooking is amazing so I wanted to try) anyway since then I’ve had the most uncomfortable bloat and burping, it went away for abit yesterday but then came back at night then was gone this morning but came back once I had my Breakfast and coffee. Clearly that rice and lentils created some kind of gas explosion along with huge stress due to planning my move to a different country in a week..but just wondering if anyone has any tips on healing this? So burpy.. bit paranoid it could be a leak but I’ve been informed you’d generally really know if it was a leak and you’d be more than burpy and bloated.. any tips (minus to continue avoiding rice and lentils :p)

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Sounds like your microbiome took a big hit with the lentils/rice combo, especially if that's a huge diff from what you've been eating?

Things like anti-gas and Gas-x might help, as might walking. But it kinda sounds like a SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) but I'm not an internet doc nor do I play one here in the forums or on tv. LOL. Why not check in with your doc? I'd maybe in the interim, go to a very bland, low Fiber diet for now. Maybe do some yogurt (unsweetened)?

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your system might not be used to all that Fiber. It can take awhile to build up a tolerance to it again. I've more-or-less built up a tolerance to it again (I'm 4.5 years out), but I still have occasional days when I overdo it and am miserable!

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I can only tolerate about 2 tablespoons of rice even now, but it could be a combo of the two items. Drink lots of extra Water.

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Thanks guys, ye I can rarely do rice but usually causes me to be sick not so much bloat.

could it be a leak? Or would the symptoms be worse? It started just after I ate the rice and lentils but could just be a coincidence. I don’t have access to a medical professional currently so it’ll be The emergency room if I must. :(

Lol I keep getting such side eye from my family for my burps 😭😭 it’s like being post surgery again!

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26 minutes ago, Sleevedgirl221 said:

could it be a leak? Or would the symptoms be worse? It started just after I ate the rice and lentils but could just be a coincidence.

😭😭

doesn't sound like a leak. First, they usually occur very early on - and you're almost a year out. Secondly, I just googled the symptoms of leaks. Here they are:

Symptoms of stomach leak include: rapid heart rate, dizziness, shortness of breath, fever, worsening abdominal pain, left chest or shoulder pain, abdominal distention, the appearance of illness and a general feeling that something is very wrong.

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I still can't eat certain foods (fried foods) without getting bloaty and full. Tums or Gas-X might help

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That happens to me sometimes. I find that lying curled up in a ball helps. Then walking around and marching my legs up and down or walking up stairs helps.

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6 minutes ago, Sleevedgirl221 said:

made some odd noises

In Texas we call that pootin' ;) hehe Glad you feel better!

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23 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

In Texas we call that pootin' ;) hehe Glad you feel better!

Haha! Not quite pootin (unfortunately I feel like that would help..) more like an angry constipated growling dog sound 😂

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6 hours ago, GradyCat said:

I still can't eat certain foods (fried foods) without getting bloaty and full. Tums or Gas-X might help

Wish we had gas x in Europe 😂 when I had my surgery and had insane gas pains in my diaphragm, first the doses me up with morphine because my pain was so bad making my blood pressure go up, the realised it was gas pain and just threw a heat pad at me 😂

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