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If you see that the gas is considerably more since the back surgery then yes it is possible they might have hit the nerve supplying the bowel. The nerve injury will heal by itself and it takes time. In the meantime we need to try symptomatic treatments to control this excessive gas, and could you tell me what have you tried to reduce this annoying excessive gas? Have you tried any pills or meds in addition to dietary adjustment and walking?
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Hi, I have asked a question above and it is okay I understand you may be busy, what I will do is post my answer here and please go through it when you get time. I had asked above whether you had tried any medication of pills to control this gas, what I actually meant was whether you have tried any anti gas agents like Myalanta Gas, or Tab Vitacost Gas Enzyme (Also callked as Tab Beano or Alpha Galactosidase), if you have not tried one of these agents then you may try them and they are very effective in reducing the gas. You do not need both of them you can start with one of them, if one agent alone helps fine, if not then you can combine them too. And as pointed above the nerve irritation will heal by itself and till the nerve healing is complete you may try the above agents to get relief from this annoying gas problem.
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thank you for your answer which has been concerning me a lot. On more question. How certain are you that this gas and discomfort on my left side will go away?