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39 minutes ago, Bariatric BRE said:

Hi I got my surgery yesterday and ive tried walking, burping and nothing is taking away this gass. Im in so much pain please help. I got the sleeve and i can barely sip any Water because of this pain.

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I had horrible gas right after too, i made myself walk, walk, walk. They had us up and walking at the hospital a few hours after surgery and i was miserable with it but kept at it and now the gas gone for the most part. If i sit too long i start to feel the build up and get up and walk. I was scared it would never get better but is has by a long shot. Hang in there it will get less and go away.

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It often takes a good week for the gas to escape. But burping & farting won’t help because the gas is actually in your abdominal cavity not in your digestive system. The pain occurs because it rises & settles under your lungs causing nerve pressure (the shoulder pain). It escapes by attaching itself to Water molecules in your lungs & you breathe it out.

So gentle activity like short walks (around your home, garden, street) as you’re able, marching on the spot, carefully lifting your arms up & down ( don’t pull on your tummy) & slow, deep breathing help the gas escape. A heat pad can also help ease the discomfort too.

The pain on sipping is swelling from the surgery from where they inserted the breathing tube. Try warm drinks - warm water, green or herbal tea, even add room temp or warm water to your shakes. They are often more soothing than cool or cold liquids. It will get easier every day & will be gone in a couple more days.

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Thank you so much. Im just in so much pain. The incision where they took my stomach out and mostly the gas. I can get up and walk fine but after like 3 minutes the excruciating pain comes back and I need to sit down and when I do the pain triples.

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When people ask me what was the worst part immediately post op, I always say the gas pain. It makes you feel like your body is wrong and worry about the feeling being permanent. It goes away, I promise. I'm not saying this is a good thing, but I obsessively paced around my room holding a pillow for hours watching Lord of the Rings and the pain was gone in about 3 days. Probably not the solution but maybe walk a small area, with small steps, instead of all the way around the house. I think I also slept with a heating pad on either my back or stomach, which probably helped quite a bit.

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