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How will you know if your band has slipped???

Started by Guest_peace4_* , Aug 07, 2003 8:48 PM
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    Guest_peace4_* Joined: Jan 1970
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Posted August 7, 2003 - 8:48 PM

How will you know if your band has sliped? I know mine has not but how would you know? Its been ten day since I had my band.
and how many Sutures are tied ususaly to keep it in place. I beleive I have 3 different sutures to hold the band in place. Thanks for your responses in advance.:D



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Posted August 16, 2003 - 12:15 PM

There is no way to know for sure other than having your doctor do an xray/floroscope of your stomach. That is the only real way to know. But there are some symptoms to watch for - the sudden inability to eat anything without vomiting, strong pain in your gut, blood if you vomit, that is all scary stuff in any event but it can indicate that your band has slipped or you have some other serious stomach problem going on.

Some people experience slippage and have NO symptoms of any kind and keep right on losing weight. If you have no symptoms then you probably have nothing to worry about. My doctor told me that he always has the fills done with the floroscope with the swallow test so that they can see how restricted you are and also so that they can check on the band, the placement of the port, etc. I hope that helps. ;-)


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Posted August 17, 2003 - 11:02 AM

When my band slipped, I couldn't even swallow my own saliva without having major pain in my upper chest, and then I would have to force myself to throw up because it was just too painful. I couldn't drink anything at all, and I got seriously dehydrated and had to be on hospital IV's for three days until I couold go back to Mexico and have my band fixed. The thing about my slip though was that it happened only about three days after I had the band put in, so I really didn't know what was going on. I imagine that the longer you have the band in, the easier it would be to tell if it slipped. Because it does take time to get familiar with the strange physical and emotional effects that come with the band, but we get used to them, and it's almost like we've become gifted at reading our bodies because we've gotten used to paying so much attentin to even the slightest discomfort in our stomach's. So I wouldn't worry too much about not knowing about a slip, I think you'd catch on faster than you think you would. :)

    Suzy Q

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Posted August 17, 2003 - 4:22 PM

Thanks for the great responces. Very infomative.


    Guest_peace4_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted August 22, 2003 - 1:46 PM

Thank you

    Guest_peace4_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted August 22, 2003 - 1:46 PM

Thank you

    Guest_peace4_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted August 22, 2003 - 1:48 PM

I Thank you all for your responses. I appreciate your comments, and they have help my understanding more about band slippage.


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Posted June 1, 2007 - 5:00 AM

Hi There,
My band slipped last month and I just felt I could eat more and there was a funny feeling in my stomach like the food went in then dropped. After a few days I started getting acid reflux and the worst thing I got was coughing all night one night. The food was just coming up in the form of acid.
I insisted on having a flourscopy x ray and it showed the slippage. I had an op to reposition it on 26 may and am on liquids now. I was banded in November. Hope that helps. x

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