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10 days post-op: Need tips for getting rid of bloating and gassy feeling



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The title really says it all. All the normal surgical pain is under control but the bloating is so bad I can't even wear a bra without being miserable. Any tips for getting that crap under control?

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Hi there.

Four of five major surgeries I have had have been laparoscopic with gas. The two things I have found to help with the gas are: walking and anything that will get the bowels moving. For the WLS I was sent home with good instructions for getting the bowels moving, such as walking, stool softeners, mild laxatives. Those helped. Some I needed to be up to a certain level of Water consumption before I could employ, so I would check with the discharge instructions or your surgical service. Hope that helps. P.S. walking seemed to be the most helpful.

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Hi! Did your surgeon send you home with a waist binder? ? That really seemed to help my bloating go down. I think medical supply companies sell them as well if you weren't sent home with one. Best of luck, hope you feel better soon

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My doctor told me to get Simethicone 80mg chewable tablets and take it after eating and I've been able to handle gas pretty well. I've even been eating hummus almost daily at this point and I'm feeling fine.

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