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It' been 3 days post op.and I have serve gas.how long should this last

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    Hi Amanda,

    It can last a week , but the more you move and walk about & move your shoulders & arms the better it gets.

    My daughter found mint tea helped a lot.

    Regards

    Carol

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    What kind of gas? Flatulation? Or the discomfort from the gas they pump in you? If it's the prior, try some probiotics - it helped for me. I would feel like I was filling up like a balloon, then it would quickly dissipate and my insides would gurgle and I could feel air moving around in my intestines. Then I would pass wind and the process would start over again a few minutes later. If it's the later, get up and walk around, stretch and take OTC pain meds.

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      Hi

      It is the gas they pump into you.

      But she still feels like she doesn't want to eat & very uncomfortable, it will be 2 weeks post op on Thursday & bless her she is miserable I think she thought after the op everything would go back to normal & she is struggling with the changes you need to make .

      Not easy & thank you

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      I had both types of gas so I asked HER for a clarification. The gas that they pump in you does NOT cause flatulation. I went through the surgery too so I know exactly what she's going through.

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    I had my gallbladder removed nearly 2 years ago and to be honest I never had any problems with gas so can't be much help to you I'm afraid.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah

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