After Gastric Bypass

Posted , 4 users are following.

hi all, on the 30th of october 2014 i had a gastric bypass since then lost about 9 stones in weight, felt really great untill about a month ago when i got the most painfull chronic pain on the left hand side going down to my back, it last up to 11 hours of hell, i have had this pain now on and off for the last month, but the pain has changed the last two times its happend i got the pain just under my breast bone going down to my belly button, its like cramp stitch wringing out my guts all at once.

my dr thought i had a blocked bowel been on laxatives and no pain killers as im not allowed tablets only the ones that disolve, this pain i get gets really bad so bad im crouched over like a little old man, thought it might be trapped wind bought some grape water to try but its doing nothing at all, when this chronic pain goes it leaves me like ive been kicked by the bull from hell my insides feel like they are brused.

i have managed to get an appointment with my consultant this comming thursday hopefully to get it sorted.

mike 

0 likes, 12 replies

Report / Delete

12 Replies

  • Posted

    Hi 

    weight loss does trigger gallstones to grow..

    if you have gallstones they show up on a scan ..

    funny I had gallstones undiagnosed for 15 years annual colic attacks agony vomiting felt like gut on fire ribs broken etc... Gp diagnosed , ulcers, food poisoning , constipation etc until one intelligent gp went gallstones .. I had ancient stones lots ..

    before you get scanned try cutting all fat I mean all ..have skimmed milk no oil no butter or margarine, no hard to digest foods .. I know with a gastric band you can't eat hard to digest foods anyway.. Cut out caffeine and sugar ..I know pretty bleak.. But all these foods cause the gallbladder to work.. Your gallbladder stores and concentrates bile ..when you eat fat your stomach request extra bile to digest ..the gallbladder contracts sqeezes out the bile and if a stone gets stuck in a duct vomiting agony ..if you have a lot of stones just contracting causes the stones to rub together and make your gallbladder inflamed and sore... 

    So if you try the bland boring no fat diet ... Your gallbladder doesn't contract ..it heals your pain goes off .. 

    But who wants to eat like that forever .. So get scanned and then if it is gallstones removed ... 

    Hope that helps 

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Sally,

      people keep saying to me that the pain im getting doesant sound like gallstones as when i got this pain it seemed to come from my left side going down to the flank of my tummy going into my back, but the last few times i have had this pain it was in the centre of my chest below the breast bone then going into my back, its that bad i can hardly walk it puts me on the floor, ive tried to get on all fours and rock back and fourth like somebody said it might help also to rest my legs on the bed with my body on the floor nothing works, im only allowed liquid parasitimol which is crap for pain.

      thursday can not come fast enough for me im just hoping i can get a scan im going to demand some strong pain killers, i was thinking it could be a hernia or maybe something to do with my gastric bypass, ive notticed when i eat or drink it sounds like foor or fluid his going down a drain lol.

      ive also notticed i tend to wee alot while in pain and its clear not orange like nomal, any way thanks for getting back to me i thought i would share my pain with all on here and thought i would get better feed back then three replys,what worries me if they don't find anything on there scans ?? what happens then as i can not live like this i don't seem to go through a week with out having chronic pain that puts me out for 11 hours solid. 

      Thanks in advance 

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi

      sounds awful... Seeing your specialist will I am sure solve your problem. My sister in law has a gastric band and she has had infections that have caused pain and gurgling noises ... But not as painful as yours ..they emptied her band for a while for it to heal and gave her antibiotics ...then refilled it later ..not sure if your gastric bypass is similar...

      hope you get it sorted soon ...lets us know ..

      sally 

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      went to see dr last thursday and he sent me for my bloods taking, was awaiting ct scan which arrived this morning"  CT Abdomen & pelvis with contrast" not sure what this means but i'd walk accross burning coals to get riod of the bloody hellish pain, my gastric bypass his so diffrent the band his nothing compaired to the gastric bypass or sleeve, my stomach is about as big as a small cup, if i eat i can not have anything to drink for 30mins after.

      you can get to know some info on this site im on there under bigbeefybuilder http://www.wlsurgery.com/

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      UPDATE 

      went to the royal hallamshire hospital for scan, got there had to drink some water about a 1 ltr told guy i could only drink half of this no problem, also had to have a caniler need in back of my hand for some dye to go through when you have the scan it makes all your vaines stand out, the funny thing his the ct guy said that i would get a copper taste in my mouth and get a warm feeling that would start in my neck and gow down towards my bladder he did say you think that youve wet your self, i didnt get the last affect i felt rather upset lol.

      im awaiting to see whats going to happen now,im sure if it was important that they would have got intouch with me by now? keeping you all updated.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I will Keepkyou in my prayers try to stay strong and focused on your op and Keo is posted on when the actual op is and they normally do thyme
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Fergus1227, i pray each night for the poor souls in our world on the streets and friends who are in pain its nice that you will pray for me.

      kind regards.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    WOW! Hope your doctor gets to the bottom of that pain. Hope your bypass is going to be good for you! Keep us informed about what your doctor says....
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Angela7202, yes i hope my dr will be good to me, ive not seen him since i had my operation the last time we saw him he was waving a concent form in my face, i have asked to speak to him on thursday has i want to get to the bottom of this pain has its not doing me any good, im on the floor crying in pain its the worse pain i have ever had worse then the gastric bypass, im a house husband been one for the last 12 years to my twin boys who don't like to see me like this, plus my wife works part time, and its not fair on her that she as to rush home when im like this.

      thanks for your reply and concern.

       

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Oh, you have twins! I am a twin and there is something so special about twins.I hate you are in so much pain! You have not been back to the doctor since your operation? I think I would go to the emergency room and get checked. I was thinking of a bypass, but I am concerned of problems afterwards. I will keep you inmy prayers also. Keep me updated....
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      hi, i would not hesitate to get a bypass operation, its the best thing i have done lost 9 stones so far gon from a 50" waist to a 38" so pleased on how i have done, ok theres changes but im glad i did it.

       

      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up