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Lap band problems

Started by drnancy94, Mar 07, 2009 3:10 AM
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Posted March 7, 2009 - 3:10 AM

Hello, Have had my lap band for 2 year 8 month, and having some problems with it lately, I can't eat meat or bread, has anyone else had these problems?

Edited by drnancy94, March 7, 2009 - 3:12 AM.


    Taking it day by day

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Posted March 7, 2009 - 3:16 AM

This is off the subject so I hope you don't mind me asking.. I am pre lap band and wanting to know how much weight have you lost? Have you had any other issues with yuor band? Do you still at this point get fills? How many fills total have you had and last but not least Any thoughts regrets since you've been banded? Thanks for sharing


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Posted March 7, 2009 - 3:17 AM

If this is a recent development and you haven't just gotten a fill, you need to see your doctor.



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Posted March 7, 2009 - 4:07 AM

Lap bandgirl2009, I have lost 60 pounds total still need to lose 50 more pounds. I now weigh 225 and feel better so I am glad I had the surgery. In October 2008 I had to
have my Gall Bladder removed because of no function which they told me is common after weight loss surgery
and it has been since the gall bladder surgery that I started with the meat and bread not going down. My
doctor remove 1/2 of the water in the band yesterday and tonight was the first time in 6 month that I was
able to keep my dinner down. I hope it last. I have another appointment in 4 weeks to see it the problem
corrects itself. If not he said he will scope my stomach.
So, I guess what I am saying to you is that I think if I
had to do it all over again I would. So Good luck to you
I hope all will go well. Nancy


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Posted March 7, 2009 - 1:23 PM

It sounds like the gallbladder surgery irritated you stomach and made it swell. My hysterectomy did the same thing to me. Then, not being able to keep your dinner down was perpetuating the problem, so the swelling never went down. I am glad you had the partial unfill done. That will help you and after a month you can start slowly with your fills again. Good luck.

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