Becca (hallowseve) wrote in wls_pregnancy,

Stomach Pains

I'm just over 17 weeks pregnant. I had gastric bypass in July 2006. For about 5-6 weeks now, I've been feeling extremely sharp pain in my stomach and is getting worse every day. This pain is exactly where my new stomach is and in only in about a 1 1/2 inch space. It literally feels like my staples are being pulled. Kinda like if you pull apart a stapled bag and the staples pull apart and rip the bag. That's the best way to describe it. I went to see my PCP about it because I moved 1,000 miles away from my surgeon. Her answer.... I'm pregnant! That's why I'm feeling this pain. When I forced her to finally listen to me about this pain, she said she wasn't going to do anything. I was pregnant and I have a baby growing in me and it's just indigestion. I know what indigestion feels like and this is not it. It gets so bad at times that all I can do at times is lay curled into a ball. If I straighten out, I scream in pain. I know what they can do for me right now is limited, but I know I'm not crazy and this is not indigestion! Has anyone else felt something like this while pregnant? I live in a small town where there are no doctors that know anything about wls surgery. I would need to drive almost 2 hours to find a wls doctor/surgeon and can't see one without a referral.

Is this pain normal? Or should I continue to have yelling matches with my doctor about this?
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