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After being banded 1/16, I would burp in small (then very painful) hiccups. Now they don't hurt anymore, but I am still not able to burp normally. Each one starts as a hiccup with the burp following.

My Question: Is this normal?

I am wondering if this is because my surgeon anchors the band in the diaphragm. If so, could I be injuring myself since I am still in the healing process. My mental image of straining stitches is an UGLY one.

:help:

Thanks, Brenda

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Hi Brenda! Interesting, I've never heard of the band being anchored to the diaphram...

As far as the hic-urps go, you may want to call your surgeon and just check in to make sure he's not concerned. My guess is that if it's not painful to you it's not hurting anything, but better to check it out than be worried. :)

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You mean the port is on your rib cage? Thats where mine is (thought it was between the boobs but its not LOL).

I get the burps alot and every once in a while I'll hicup and yes, it hurts...but it doesn't happen enuf for me to worry about. Call your doc and ask.

Good luck and welcome !!

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Yep! I get the hiccups when I'm full. one or two during eating back to back..Thats how I know its time to stop!! At my support group there are quite a few people that get it too!!

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My hiccups still hurt...sometime they even feel like I might throw up and I have them as others have suggested when I am too full. I rarely get hiccups compared to before my band.

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Thanks for all the responses! Yeah, my surgeon anchors the band behind the stomach with a couple stitches in the diaphragm. He says that he began using this technique to avoid slippage and that since he began he has had zero slippage events in his patients.

It doesn't hurt anymore, and happens whenever I burp whether I have been eating or not (mostly not). So as far as a fullness trigger, I will probably start learning those post fill #1.

My port is about 5" up diagonally to the left of my navel. An acceptible placement even though I expected a sternum placement like a friend of mine received in 2003. At least my bra doesn't rub on it... yet.

I will post this question to my surgeons board to see if this is Kuri-specific, thanks again ladies. Glad to be here.

:wave:

Brenda

:dance: <-- too cute

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