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1 day po. Am I having hunger pains, gas pain or something else entirely?

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Long time lurker, first time writer.

My question is as the title suggest, what am I feeling? I keep getting this almost rumbling feeling in my belly that kinda feels like a painful version of stomach growls when super hungry. It makes my stomach feel heaving and tight and comes a goes randomly. I'm trying to tell myself it's gas pains and it will go away soon but it takes my breath away when it happens. Just want to make sure I havent signed myself up to living with this feeling forever.

Thanks bunches!

1day po

Starting 290

Surgery weight 238

Cw 241

Goal 175

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It’s likely a combination of the surgery itself (pain & discomfort), surgical gas & excess stomach acid. You’re still producing the same about of acid as you needed in your much larger tummy & you’ve eaten very little. The excess acid can feel like a cutting type pain. This also can make people think they’re hungry. We’re usually prescribed a PPI for the first couple of months to reduce the acid production until it settles but you would not have started the PPIs yet being day 2.

Plus you can be dealing with head hunger: I’ve hardly eaten a thing for two days so I have to be starving type thinking.

If you are still in hospital, let the nurses & your surgeon know. If you’re home, make sure you’re sipping your Protein Shakes, broths so you are consuming some of your needed nutrition & contact your surgeon if it persists.

All the best.

PS - In most gases a rumbling tummy is just your digestive system working & doesn't mean you’re hungry. That’s an old wive’s tale. I rumble a lot now & it’s really loud. 😁😁

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Hello there, I’m six days post of from a Gastric Sleeve and I have been having a cramping/burning sensation to my where I believe my stomach is. It seems to be relieved alittle bit when I eat something but then returns after only alittle while. Does this sound like your symptoms and how long did they last for you?


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