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Is it normal to have poop with a ball of gas 3 days into Gastric Sleeve surgery?



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Hi all, I had my surgery on May 20, 2020, My first day and second day were good until I could introduce cream of Soups to my diet, and Protein Shakes. Now I go to bathroom (#2) at least three times a day. Is this normal? Also my shoulder hurts every time I try to belch.

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They fill your abdomen with gas during surgery to inflate the area so they can see what they are doing. The gas has to then find its own way out of your body & causes side effects like the shoulder pain.

The cream Soups could be too rich for you. I was told to stick to Clear Liquids to begin like broths & stock-based soups with the Protein Shakes for the first couple of weeks. Remember you just had surgery on your stomach it needs to be treated gently for a while. The creamy soups could also be stirring up a lactose sensitivity. You’ll soon be experiencing the opposite effect of having wls - constipation.

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What Protein Shakes did you do? My doc told me to use boost, however it has 16gs of sugar and I just bought premier Proteins that has 1 g of sugar and 4 carbs. Is this ok to do? I will call my doctor in the morning, just trying to get answers from others as well.

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Yea I was only on shakes and Water for a while and had a few clear broths in Hospital noting with cream in it.. something may be reacting inside causing you to dump?

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I use Premier and it was okayed by my program but definitely always check with your program too. I also seem to be rejecting things with dairy.

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10 hours ago, Ruth D said:

Hi all, I had my surgery on May 20, 2020, My first day and second day were good until I could introduce cream of Soups to my diet, and Protein Shakes. Now I go to bathroom (#2) at least three times a day. Is this normal? Also my shoulder hurts every time I try to belch.

The shoulder pain comes from the surgery and should go away in a few days/weeks.
The bathroom thing is best getting used to. It is going to be like that for a while. It is also gonna probably be runny and you probably won't have firm stool in a while. But, on the bright side, it is much much better to poop 3 time a day, than being constipated, which you probably will be once in a while, or very often down the line. I would chose 3x a day over any constipation :)

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