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Old 01-08-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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Question Gas or not gas that is the question

It has been a month since I had bypass and I am experiencing a weird sensation on my left side. It feels like someone is poking me in my side or rib cage. After surgery, the Dr. and nurse said that it probably was a result of surgery and instruments used during surgery. Today during my support group the nurse thought it might be gas and asked me to monitor it for a few days. I am also having problems with bowel movements....none almost. I am using stool softners.
Has anyone experienced this problem?
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:33 AM   #2
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in a word - YES. and in addition to the stool softeners, it might be a good idea to increase your water intake as well. honest!!!!!

and the nurse was right to tell you to keep an eye on it.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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Thank you. I will work on my water intake. Trying to get this water in driving me
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:52 PM   #4
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Worthy Also Chewable Gas-ex don't get the gel cap thingies they Stink
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