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3 days out from bypass and am painfully bloated most of the time. Even get pain of my upper left shoulder.
What over the counter drugs are permissible to eliminate or reduce it?

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Most likely it’s from the gas used to inflate your torso during surgery. It sucks big time but will dissipate over time. GasX or other OTC stuff like that doesn’t really help as the gas isn’t in your stomach. The best thing is to walk, walk, walk as much as you can. I know it hurts like heck. I had that shoulder pain too. A heating pad helped it calm down a bit. Hang in there!

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Jerald 180, it's called shoulder tip pain. I had it too. It lasted about 5 or 6 days. It was worse pain than my belly. There is a lot of information about it on the internet.

Edited by Bill Potts
Misunderstood the question

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I also found that the GasX did nothing, but the heating pad seemed to help (or maybe it just felt comforting?). It dissipated within a few days.

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I really love Mylanta gas minis tabs in assorted fruit. Tastes good to me, they are super tiny and work very well.

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