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Hi

I am almost two weeks post op for a gastric bypass and have woken up with awful hives all over me. So irritating. I think I was allergic to the dressings but wonder if anyone else has had this?

I also have woken up with I lump like feeling in my chest, a bit like when you have eaten too much but I obviously haven’t as I’m still on liquids and it started before I have even drunk anything. Any ideas?

Thanks 😀

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Hives always mean an allergic reaction to something. I got funky marks on my arms from the surgical tape, but that was it. Can you take an antihistamine?

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I had those as well during week 3. The PA at my surgeon's office thought it might be the ursodiol (as that can be a side effect, although it's a not common one), so he had me get off those completely and then after about two weeks, gradually get back on. So I did - hives never came back after I got back on....so it likely wasn't the ursodiol.

I also learned after having plastic surgery c. three years later that I was allergic to the adhesive they used or the surgical tape. I guess that could have been the case with my gastric bypass, too.

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Give your surgeon’s office a call. Could be a reaction to something you’re eating/drinking, a med, surgical adhesive, etc. Your body is under quite a bit of stress so the hives could be an overreaction to something you’ve never had an issue with before too. Better to check everything & be sure though.

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