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What causes stomach swelling?

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Started by LoriLeeAnne, Feb 02, 2010 1:54 PM
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    LoriLeeAnne

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Posted February 2, 2010 - 1:54 PM

#1
Yesterday I had a slight unfill because out of the blue, my band was too tight. (Not that time of the month) The Dr. watched me drink water to make sure it was going through the band, and I felt fine. Shortly after I got home, it was the same old thing. Water was making me slime.

Is it possible that... the day prior some havarti (crazy, I know) got stuck, and I started sliming... then the irritation caused swelling, perhaps? Why would I be swollen and tight even after the unfill?

He gave me a sample of Nexium for Acid Reflux, although I do not have heartburn, and haven't noticed anything yet. I took one yesterday and one today. Maybe I haven't given them enough time, but if I don't 'deflate' soon, I'll have to call again for another unfill!!


    JoJo1

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Posted February 2, 2010 - 2:40 PM

#2
You can definitely be swollen after a stuck episode. It may be okay to get another refill in a couple weeks, but you have to be able to get water in. You should always go back to liquids after a stuck episode for at least 12 hours to calm the swelling. Hugs!!!


    happy2lose

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Posted February 2, 2010 - 3:10 PM

#3
There are several things that can cause your stomach to swell around the band.

1. PMS
2. Cold or sinus infection
3. Not drinking enough water
4. Stomach spasms or PBing, vomiting or stuck episode


    LoriLeeAnne

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Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:21 PM

#4
Thank you ladies, for the advice. I went in for another adjustment and feel much better. It feels so good to be able to drink those darn protein shakes again! I have an appointment in two weeks to see if my body can tolerate a .25 cc fill. We will just wait it out and see. I just have to remember that I have my whole life to continue losing. It's hard sometimes when I want those instant results. But I feel good about having some saline taken out, and I'll just see how things go.

By the way, I had only heard of PMS affecting the band. Good to know about the other triggers of getting a swollen stomach.

xoxo Lori Loves Her Band!:thumbup:


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Posted February 24, 2010 - 10:48 AM

#5
I am so glad that I found your post because I have had almost the exact complication. I am relived that it wasn't anything more serious. I recently had a cold so I am assuming that is why I was having so much pain. Thank you all for the information and putting my mind at ease.


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