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I am a week out from my roux en y and altogether I’ve made a lot of improvement in those 7 days- my incisions look good, mobility better, everyday I get more Water and Protein in.
BUT I still have a pretty sharp pain in my left shoulder and sort of towards the left side of my stomach- this happens especially when I drink any protein. It feels like it’s moving like gas and my pulse is normal along with my temperature, but the pain in my shoulder is scaring the crap out of me. It also hurts inside me every time I take in any protein. Is this normal?

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It is more then likely the gas that was blown into your abdomen during the surgery. Mine lasted 3 weeks! It just depends on how well your doctor is a getting it out before they close you back up.
Heat & walking should help.

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Agreed that it's likely the gas from the surgery. Gas-X, etc, won't help b/c the gas isn't in your stomach (you probably knew that, but just in case! LOL!!) . Walking is the best thing you can do right now!! It should pass soon. Good luck!!!

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Yes they told me that they pumped the gas in and that walking would help get that gas out. I am still using gas x to help with gas in the intestinal tract.
The sensation in the left shoulder is just so sharp and weird but it sounds like this gas issue effects everyone.

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14 hours ago, kaRmakat said:

Yes they told me that they pumped the gas in and that walking would help get that gas out. I am still using gas x to help with gas in the intestinal tract.
The sensation in the left shoulder is just so sharp and weird but it sounds like this gas issue effects everyone.

The gas issue doesn't effect everyone. I had very little trouble with gas. But if you are really worried call your surgeon and double check. But its probably just gas. It often lands in the shoulders.

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My team specifically warned us that the gas usually moves to your shoulder and not to be surprised by weird shoulder pain. I think you are safe! :)

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On 8/11/2020 at 1:04 PM, kaRmakat said:

I am a week out from my roux en y and altogether I’ve made a lot of improvement in those 7 days- my incisions look good, mobility better, everyday I get more Water and Protein in.
BUT I still have a pretty sharp pain in my left shoulder and sort of towards the left side of my stomach- this happens especially when I drink any Protein. It feels like it’s moving like gas and my pulse is normal along with my temperature, but the pain in my shoulder is scaring the crap out of me. It also hurts inside me every time I take in any protein. Is this normal?

Call your bariatric nurse and ask to be safe there is probably a number in those papers you got

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