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Started by options123, Apr 15, 2011 1:21 PM
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    options123

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Posted April 15, 2011 - 1:21 PM

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Why do so many Lapband patients need hernia surgery. Does Lapband placement cause hernia's?


    trish151

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Posted April 15, 2011 - 7:18 PM

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What my doctor explained is that a lot of patients don't know if they have a hernia or not but he told us that if they went to do the surgery and found that we had one, he would repair it. I didn't have one thankfully.


    MaineJackie

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Posted April 15, 2011 - 8:15 PM

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Obesity is a huge risk factor for hernias. And many obese patients don't even realize they have a hernia because they don't have the telltale bulge that a thin patient would notice....


    54Shirley

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Posted April 15, 2011 - 8:50 PM

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mine came from a Gallbladder removal. Had it fixed 2x, then my Surgeon fixed it for good.


    kimbrown27

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Posted April 15, 2011 - 9:07 PM

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Why do so many Lapband patients need hernia surgery. Does Lapband placement cause hernia's?


I was just newly banded on the 13apr- and in surgery he found I had a hernia and fixed it- are you saying people who get banded get hernia's more?


    options123

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Posted April 15, 2011 - 9:13 PM

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@kimbrown27. It just seems like alot of banded people get a hernia repair at some point. I was just wondering.


    kimbrown27

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Posted April 15, 2011 - 9:16 PM

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@kimbrown27. It just seems like alot of banded people get a hernia repair at some point. I was just wondering.


LOL Im still on some drugs- just worried I would have that happen again!! lmao!


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