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It's irritation of the phrenic nerve because of the carbon dioxide gas we pump in to expand the abdomen so as to visualise the stomach while operating. The gas gets trapped against the diaphragm and causes pain in the shoulder tip. Most cases resolve within a couple of days, but I suffered with it for 3 weeks. But it does get better as the gas is gradually absorbed, simple analgesia is best.

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Hi I just had my gastric sleeve on moday have been having pain here and there on my left shoulder help[emoji4]
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I just had my sleeve on Wednesday and I'm also experiencing pain in my shoulders and back. I was also told it was gas so I've been taking gas-x and walking. Seems to help.

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The gas rises & you get the pain in your shoulders. Besides walking & gasX, you can also try matching on the spot (or while sitting (lift your knees as high as you can) & lifting your arms up & down over your head. Heat packs can help too.

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