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I had my endoscopic sleeve on 5/25. The only pain I felt was the day of and day after surgery. I felt literally no pain the next two weeks on liquids. I was switched to purée after the 2 weeks and my stomach has pain. It’s mostly when I move in certain ways but it was a little scary since I had felt great the first 2 weeks. Has anyone experienced this? I went back to liquids just in case my body was in shock from the switch to more solid foods but it hasn’t changed. Thoughts/advice? I’m new to the forum as well, it’s nice to “meet” you all and have a community of those going through the same thing.

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I am about 3.5 weeks out and just moved to the soft food stage this past Thursday and had an incident yesterday where I felt a sorta pain from my stomach area that went through to my back. The only thing I had eaten previous to it, and hours earlier, was chili w/beans (which I'm allowed). I had eaten it before with no issue but this time I guess it didn't sit right or something. Anyway I kind of took my hand and shook my stomach slightly and walked around, drank some Water then a few minutes later I heard gurgling/rumbling from my stomach and intestinal area and started burping and soon after the pain was gone. I assumed afterwards that it had been gas. Which is weird cause prior to surgery I never experienced gas in my stomach. Maybe you are having a similar issue?

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Sometimes it’s just your tummy healing & the twinges, spasms, discomfort, etc. are the signs. (It does takes a while for your insides to heal after the surgery.) Some surgeons use an internal anchoring stitch & that can pull at times too.

Eating too quickly, swallowing air as you eat or sip can cause discomfort too. Your purées may be a little too thick for your healing tummy to handle yet. Some people just need longer to move through the stages & have to treat their tummies a little more gently.

But if the pain persists or gets worse contact your surgeon. You can also call them now - just to make sure.

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