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Gastric pains in chest, abdomen. Stent put in after gastric sleeve surgery. Treatment?

I had a stent put in after the gastric sleeve surgery. It has been 1.5 weeks and I am experiencing what I thought was reflux but it must be extreme GAS pain from the middle of my chest all through my abdomen . How long will this last? Is it normal? What can I take for it?? It is painful, especially at night and last for hours.
Fri, 5 Apr 2019
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Hi,

I have read your query and here is my advise.

* Extreme pain of such intensity after gastric sleeve is not normal and the same must be addressed to your gastro surgeon.
* There can be possible tightening of the upper end of the sleeve or else responsible for the same.
* A check upper GI endoscopy will reveal all the possible causes as well as curative intervention can be sorted out at the same time only.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
     
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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel,
General Surgeon
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