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My tiwn sister recently had gastric sleeve surgery, and was

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Customer: My tiwn sister recently had gastric sleeve surgery, and was now diagnosed with epiploic appendagitis. Her appendix was removed a few years ago, but her pain is immense with nothing working to subside pain at all....
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Customer: what other details? she went to the ER last night and was told after a scan that this is her condition and nothing can be done about it. I am trying to help her find some other treatment options...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
I am very sorry for her sufferings.
Epiploic appendagitis is different from appendix or appendicitis.
Epiploic appendages are fat filled pouches situated on the colon.
Those are common in sigmoid & cecum, so the pain is mostly felt on either side of lower abdomen.

CT or ultrasound would help in diagnosis.
It is usually self limiting condition.
In most cases, it subsides in about 10 days of conservative treatment.
Motrin or naproxen can reduce the pain & inflammation, if there is no other contraindication to them.
Sometimes, laparoscopic ligation & excision can be taken.
If the pain is severe, she can take a review by surgeon.
I hope this information helps.
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