post whipple abdominal pain

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post whipple abdominal pain

by johnbyrne414 on Sat Feb 08, 2020 06:39 PM

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I had whipple surgery in April, 2016, for what was diagnosed as biliary cancer.  About 3 months later I had the first abdominal pain which was quite severe and frightening.  Since then I have had over 200 such pain episodes.  I kept a diary with an entry for each one until about 3 months ago when I stumbled upon a method for avoiding the pain, or the worst of the occasional pains I still suffer.  Now, when I feel the pain coming on, and it is usually a subtle feeling, I get up on my feet and walk around as rapidly as possible for a few minutes until the sensation diminishes or goes away entirely.  This procedure usually works (I just used it for a pain episode which started while i was typing this) and, even when I wait too long and the pain is unavoidable, walking around seems to minimize it.  Fortunately, most of my pain episodes have occurred while I was at home, but I have used the same method for controllng the pain when shopping in a store.  I agree with posters who have opined that gas build-up is a trigger for the pain. As others have experienced, my complaints about the pain were met with shrugs by my whipple surgery team and remarks that they never heard of such an after-effect.  That is, in my opinion, c.y.a. bull.  By the way, post-surgery pathology determined I did not have cancer, so be sure to get a second opinion.  I did not and have paid the price for neglecting that advice.

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