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I had gastric bypass 4 years ago...no complications. Kept all of the weight off, eat well and exercise. Recently, I have been dealing with pain in my lower(belly button) abdomen and intestinal pain, especially after I have eaten, The pain is stabbing, gas like pains. They last for hours after I have eaten. Any clue?


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replied July 16th, 2012
Stomach, Ulcers, Gastric Bypass Answer A37131
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Stabbing belly pain after you have eaten can be due to acidity or a gastric ulcer at the site of bypass. You can take a proton pump inhibitor like lansprazole, pantaprazole etc along with antacids and see. Eat frequent small meals. Avoid fuzzy drinks, alcohol, smoking etc. Also inform your doctor about this immediately. Belly button pain should also be investigated for appendicitis—as soon as possible. Hope this helps. Take care!


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