|i had gastric bypass in april 2004 all was fine until 9 weeks ago I began having l upper quadrant pain constant sometimes severe, I have tried all sorts of antacids, I had an xray, ct scan and endoscopy,all were normal, all my labs are also normal has anyone had this sort of pain ? It dosent matter if I have food in my stomach or not, the md has now ordered a blood test to check for h-pilori, if you are familier with pain on the left just under the rib cage please let me know I am going crazy here in california|
|i read your question and I had the exact same pain. I am two weeks post-op from repair of a perforated stomach (pouch) ulcer that almost killed me. The ulcer perforated and went into my liver. Please get to a doc that will listen to you as soon as possible. I almost died.
|wow!!!. I have been experiencing the same pain.
I had the gastric bypass surgery in june 2003 and i've lost 120 pounds. I now weigh 130 pounds. But starting this past march I started getting these horrible stomach pains, they get my lower stomach, and back into horrible pain for about 12 hours at a time. I know it isn't my gall bladder since it has already been removed. So we started testing for kidney stones but nothing showed up. Then we tested my digestive system and everything looked normal. Now we are looking at the colon and nothing is showing up there. I would like to know what causes these pains to start.
I always get the pains like 6 hours after eating. Dumping syndrome usually comes on right after eating certain foods, or drinking while eating or eating too much. It is miserable but goes away really quick.
When I get these attacks I can't even lay down because my back hurts so bad. When I had my first attach in march I couldn't sleep in my bed for over 2 weeks, I was sleeping ont he couch sitting up. Really sucks.
Still going to the doctors but always looking for someone else who has gone through this. The doctors keep saying this isn't from the surgery, but I don't know what to believe.
Went and had an ultrasound of my bile duct, spleen, liver, appendix, kidney, pancreas and digestive system. My ultrasound came back clean. The gi doctor pretty said I do not know what is wrong with you. So today I am going to see an allergist to see if I am reacting to a food allergy that I do not know about
then today I went and did the food allergy testing everything came back clean.
Next is an ob/gyn.
Any ideas what is wrong with me?
|i had a bypass on 4-29-2004, it leaked and was repaired 5-1-2004. I have had nothing but pain and trouble since the procedure. Hernia repairs, exploratory laparotomy, dilatation, endoscopies, colonoscopies, etc., in search of the cause of the pain to no avail. I was recently diagnosed with diverticulitis and treated but am now taking robinul and protonix which are not helping. I've been mrid, ct scanned, stress tested, tilt tables for syncope and everything. My labs are drawn every 3 months. I've had scar tissue and adhesions removed and have been told my pain is likely due to more scar tissue growing back. I have zero quality of life though I have gone from 258 pounds to 164 in this time frame. I stopped losing weight because meat and vegetables hurt -- soft foods like rice, bread, cereal -- diverticulitis foods -- don't hurt but have calories. I never exercise -- walking is misery. My bp is never above 88/45 and I am exhausted all the time. I have malabsorption, low b vitamins, low iron and am anemic. I have a ppo and am getting excellent care, but my gb surgeons cringe when I walk in and my internist and gastroenterologist are completely mystified as to what causes the pain. My hypothesis is that the damn gastric bypass operation is wrong wrong wrong on all levels. I would never do it again and would never recommend it to anyone. I may look good -- except for the sagging skin and flabby ass -- but I feel horrible 24/7 and no one can explain why. I think mutilating our bodies to be thin might have been a big mistake and the studies saying it was ok to ruin a perfectly good, but chubby, body weren't all honest. I regret having surgery and am living in fear of becoming extremely sick at any time or even dying. There is no quality of life here. I signed a consent form for surgery, not a life sentence for pain. In california no malpractice lawyer will touch a gb case unless the patient dies. It's just not worth it.|