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I am only 2 days post op. However I can go all day with no shoulder pain but the second i lay down i have excruciating right shoulder and neck pain. Normal? How to deal?

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2 hours ago, jesska98 said:

I am only 2 days post op. However I can go all day with no shoulder pain but the second i lay down i have excruciating right shoulder and neck pain. Normal? How to deal?

It might be referred pain from gas trapped under the diaphragm. If so, it should resolve in the next few days. Can you sleep propped up a bit to alleviate the pain?

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Yep, it’s very likely gas pain from when they inflate your abdominal region for the surgery. Walk, walk, walk to get it moving out of your body more quickly. I know it may be a bit challenging to move much post surgery depending upon your recovery progress. Even short walks around your home helps.

Congrats on your surgery.

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Oh my gosh! Same thing happened to me, one night I actually took a pain med just for the gas pain in my right shoulder! It was gone the next morning...thank goodness!

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