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Hello, I haven't had my band put in yet but have read a TON about it. Here is my question: what happens if I get sick (from the flu or something normal) and throw up? How will this work when I have a lap band in?

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You can be sick. It will not hurt your band, however I don't think you will have this happen very often. My daughter was very sick and went to have her fill taken out thinking it was part of the problem. Then she was still throwing up and ended up in the emergency room. She was very dehydrated and needed anti-nausea meds. She was fine after about 24 hours. She just had a heck of a bug. This is the most severe thing I have heard of from reading countless posts so I am sure you can get sick. Here's hoping you never do!!!!

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Hey...Janellody. Did you get banded yet? I'm getting banded in a month!

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Hey...Janellody. Did you get banded yet? I'm getting banded in a month!

Yeah, I was banded in February... I am doing great so far.. lost over 50 pounds!

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Well, vomiting's different after banding. The throwing up that occurs after a stuck incident, or eating too much, involved mucus-encased food that is simply regurgitated---no stomach acids, no bile, just removal of the "offending" food.< /p>

With stomach viruses, people often find they are more prone to experience diarrhea. Vomiting again is "different"--the lower stomach may heave, and you may retch--but if there's nothing in the pouch, then vomiting does not occur.

That said, violent heaving/retching can pose a risk of band slippage; most surgeons ask their patients to contact them if they develop such an illness so that they can prescribe antiemetic (anti-nausea/vomiting) meds to reduce this risk.

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Ahh, look at that! I just asked that question in another post...like 2 minutes ago. Sorry, I should have looked further down on the list of topics.

But I am soooooo happy to hear that the throwing up will be different after the band. That is all I need to know. I am good to go now!

Thank you!!!

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