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I’m exactly 3 weeks post op and been suffering with very bad constant back pain for the past 4 days. I can’t sit still at work, I can’t stand or walk for too long either.

Im not sure whether it’s gas pain or something else. I also have stomach pain and bring up foamy stuff whenever I have a drink of Water.

Anyone experienced something similar?

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Any time you say "severe" that warrants a call to your surgeon's office to ask the question. I know the "foamies" from eating something my pouch won't tolerate, but not from Water.

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I ended up with back pain as well post surgery. The nurse at my doctor's office said it is common and typically the result of lying on that hard flat surgical table.

I had issues with back pain prior to surgery though as a result of an epidermal, so every now and then I'll have reoccurring problems (usually after laying flat).

What works for me is taking an anti-inflammatory, heating pad and stretching. It usually takes a couple of days, but the pain will go away.

Kay_G_B

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I had back pain a few weeks after surgery. This is common as you lose weight because you carry yourself differently.

Do NOT take anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, aleve, aspirin) without talking to your surgeon as they are not recommended after bariatric surgery. Talk to your doctor about what medications are safe for you and what you can do in terms of heat or stretching that might help.

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The fact that you are getting foamies from drinking Water is worrying. You should reach out to your surgical team.

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I’ve had mid to upper back pain and thigh numbness ever since my surgery 3.5 months ago. I haven’t been taking anything for it, but it is annoying. Im seeing a neurologist about it in a couple of weeks.

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I’ve had mid to upper back pain and thigh numbness ever since my surgery 3.5 months ago. I haven’t been taking anything for it, but it is annoying. Im seeing a neurologist about it in a couple of weeks.

My middle back on my left side is hurting too after surgery. I'm thinking it's compensating for my stomach weakness. I am going to email my doctor.[emoji173]

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