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Hey Everyone!

So, I am 7-weeks post op, robot-assisted RnY gastric bypass. I have recently had some increased diaphragm pressure and discomfort. No real pain, but pressure and it is quite uncomfortable. I'm able to eat and drink. I haven't had any nausea or vomiting.

I'm going to reach out to my surgical team, but I wondered if anyone else might have had this, too. It's possible that this was caused by wearing elastic-waist pants that were too snug - I did that for a couple of days in a row.

Thanks!

Jeanne

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Hope they figure it out and get you feeling better soon!

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I did, and it turned out it was due in part to acid reflux. Do you take an acid reducer?

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2 hours ago, pintsizedmallrat said:

I did, and it turned out it was due in part to acid reflux. Do you take an acid reducer?

I'm taking omeprazole, once a day. But the thought did cross my mind that it might be something like that. Pre-surg, I had SEVERE reflux.

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So, the surgeons PA told me to go to the urgent care. She said she didn't think I necessarily needed to drive all the way to the ER - 45 minutes away, but she wanted me to be seen. She was concerned about pulmonary embolism.

Well, urgent care took my vitals - all were fine.

I really don't think this is a lung issue - I think it's a tummy issue. Urgent care couldn't do anything else for me. I'm not going to go sit for 6 hours in the ER, just to be told that everything is okay and to go home.

I asked the PA to refer me for imaging.

My hope is that it's just a pulled muscle, or something. I've been doing a lot of heavy lifting the last week.

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I hope that they figure out what’s going on and that you feel better soon

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The PA has scheduled an upper GI series for me at our local imaging center. Hopefully they call me sooner rather than later to get me scheduled.

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