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whats a leak feel like

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Started by stcyt, May 03, 2010 8:46 AM
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    stcyt

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Posted May 3, 2010 - 8:46 AM

#1
How do you know if you have a leak. I have discomfort from time to time, just getting used to the sleeve. Is there a specific sensation that is associated with a leak?


    Tiffykins

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Posted May 3, 2010 - 8:49 AM

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Symptoms of a leak vary, but most commonly are excruciating, radiating pain across abdomen, fever, rapid heart rate, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramping, fatigue.


    stcyt

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Posted May 3, 2010 - 9:01 AM

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thanks tiffikins
I have a little pain this morning.... well....not really pain. I think I just have gas.


    stcyt

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Posted May 3, 2010 - 9:03 AM

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I can't get down the same amount of protein as I could two days ago. Only a few sips and its uncomfortable.


    Tiffykins

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Posted May 3, 2010 - 9:11 AM

#5
Try some Gas X Strips. I still have some days when my restriction is more or less.

The humidity here is treacherous today, and my first drink of coffee this morning after my Prilosec hit my stomach like a brick. I'll probably have to stick with mushy stuff today until the humidity settles. I don't know how to explain it, but you'll find that your sleeve can be cantankerous. Maybe try something warm before your protein drink, the cold may be too much for you today.

Of course, if it persists, or you get a fever, do not hesitate to seek medical attention.



    stcyt

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Posted May 3, 2010 - 9:16 AM

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Thanks
I knew if anyone was going to have the low down on leaks it would be you:cool0:


    ouroborous

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Posted May 3, 2010 - 9:49 AM

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Thanks for asking this question. I'm being sleeved on Thursday and I'm a worrier. I know that the most likely complication from the surgery (aside from dehydration) is a leak, so I was wondering what it felt like so I could tell the normal aches and pains from a leak.

It sounds like a "if you have it, you'll know it" situation -- it doesn't sound like the symptoms are at all subtle.


    MINI-Me

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Posted May 3, 2010 - 3:29 PM

#8

It sounds like a "if you have it, you'll know it" situation -- it doesn't sound like the symptoms are at all subtle.


My surgeon seemed to think you would know it for sure. Rapid heartbeat and fever almost always accompany a leak from what he said.



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Posted May 3, 2010 - 3:38 PM

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However, there have been isolated cases where a leak went undetected months after surgery! I don't wish to cause you undue worry but as they say it's not over until the fat lady sings? I personally, although no longer a fat lady, am not yet singing.


    stcyt

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Posted May 3, 2010 - 6:57 PM

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However, there have been isolated cases where a leak went undetected months after surgery! I don't wish to cause you undue worry but as they say it's not over until the fat lady sings? I personally, although no longer a fat lady, am not yet singing.


2 questions lis
1) when will you (the skinney lady) sing... how far out will you feel safe
2) when you have heard of people having these undetected leaks were there any symptoms at all. Maybe in hindsight people could come up with a warning sign. :thumbup1:

thanks
stacey


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