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gastric bypass 6 wks ago pain/aches in my left chest/back

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I had lap gastric bypass 6 weeks ago. Since, I have been having intermittent pain/aches in my left chest/back rib area that radiates across and up to my neck and jaw. Doesnt seem related to anything I do in particular or what or when I eat. My heart rate is normal during the episodes- that can last from 10-30 minutes. I am a healthy person otherwise, taking only vitamins and no other medications. Also it seems to happen about 3-5 times a day, approx. 5x week. This all began since having the surgery.

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replied November 12th, 2011
Chest Pain Answer A28469
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From the description provided your symptoms do not appear to be due to inflammation or irritation of the soft tissues associated with the surgical procedure. This is mainly due to the fact that the symptoms have started only after the said gastric bypass surgery.

Hence you should consult with the operating surgeon for a follow up examination and this will help in proper assessment and treatment of your symptoms.

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