Is it normal to have chest pain months after GB surgery!!!

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I had my GB out going on a month now. But from time to time I have horrible chest pain. It kinda scares me but I had a stress-echo test prior to having the surgery. Does anyone still get chest pain from having theirs out??? Also has anyone tried digestive enzymes that really work. This surgery has been a tough one for me. Caused me major depression and alot more things. I just went by what alot of folks said. It's a piece of cake!! I guess everyone is different. I work in the healthfield and we are our worse enemies!!! Guess we think we know to much! Every little pain means something!! lolol. 

Really appreciate some response.


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    Hi Carla

    After my surgery 12 weeks ago my GERD and gastritis came back with a avengence!! The chest pain may be due to reflux? My gp sent me for a chest x ray just to be sure which came back clear. This surgery is not a walk in the park, I was very down for a few weeks after and I am never depressed, been a journey for sure.

    All the best.

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      I had an EGD just last week and everything came back just fine. Actually the dr. said he was surprised that I didn't have any reflux. Had a Chest Xray to check for blood clots. All good there. 

      Thanks again


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    Hi Carla,

    I’m sorry you are feeling this way. It’s not easy and you are not alone. I had my GB out it will be almost 7 weeks.  I feel worse after the surgery, terrible nausea and sick to my stomach all day, haven’t been able to eat much at all and have lost weight. Have been very down at times because of it. I have gotten chest pain after but it has subsided. Hang it in there, we will all recover!💜

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    Hi Carla, I tell you what would be really helpful is for a Dr to come on here and actually tell us what they do with the ducts and how having the GB out effects the Liver and Pancreas functions.

    GUESSING I would assume that with the GB gone, there is now injection of bile being served to the Liver or Pancreas and thus the pain in the chest is caused by the function of the Pancreas still trying to inject bile back into our digestive system, when in fact is now does not have it.  I believe this is why some people have to take anti acid treatment after extraction and why some people suffer with acid reflux.

    Maybe someone in here has been told exactly what happens with surgery and can explain it properly because there must be a real reason why some people suffer after extraction and some do not.  Just a thought but that is what I would assume as when the GB is still there and not functioning, chest pain is a common part of the illness.

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