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What does it mean if a bariatric patient experiences shoulder tip pain, distended abdomen, difficult to rouse?

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Am wanting to know what does it mean if a bariatric patient starts to experience these post op complications such as should tip pain, distended abdomen and is difficult to rouse? If her aterial blood gases are
pH: 7.38
PaO2: 88mmhg
PaCO2: 32mmhg
HCO3: 26 mmol/L
SaO2: 98%
Is the patient suffering from Hypovolemic shock?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. I think that if you have had a bariatric surgery, and having shoulder tip pain it is due to a distended stomach/pouch that is giving your diaphragm a really bad time. I would think that you might even have ulcers. I also believe that your blood gases are normal. However a visit with an internist or a family practitioner will help clear your doubts.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sun, 26 May 2013
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