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I'm 11 months post-op bypass and I am having some pain. It's similar to what I experienced pre-surgery that I thought was heartburn but now I'm not sure. Anyone else experience anything similar? (Note: I had an ultrasound and it is not gallstones or anything else they could see with that. My liver is enlarged but we did additional blood tests and it seems to be a remnant from being obese most of my life and nothing to worry about). My symptoms include:

- Intermittent low grade pain just to the right of my sternum (kind of behind my right breast, but still central if that makes any sense)

- Pain often spreads to the back of my neck and shoulders. Again, more towards the right.

- Gets better with Tylenol but not tums, etc...

I'm going to make an appointment with my PC, but thanks for any thoughts to explore.

Lori

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Sounds like GERD but the tums should help it. You might need Prilosec or Nexium for better results.

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those aren't the symptoms I had back when I had GERD (mine was more sour stomach - and burning in my throat), but I suppose their could be other symptoms as well. I'd just ask your doctor.

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I also did not experience those symptoms when I had heartburn/GERD.

It was more choking on stomach content/acids, coughing with tightening of the throat and stomach, burning throat, constant stomach churning.

I hope your PCP can find the problem and it's an easy solution

Good Luck ♥️

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