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Has anyone ever had a stretched pouch, and if so, what did you do about it? Is it necessary to go on liquids and if so, for how many days? Does a liquid diet really

un-stretch it back to its original

post-op form ?

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I suspect so! Mine has been weird since a total unfill for surgery two years ago.

One the one hand,I bought a fitbit and started logging. I am easily eating 2000 calories a day - sandwiches, Snacks, two pieces of toast for breakfast!!! Things I could never have dreamed of eating. BUT - I am maintaining, and feel better than I ave in several years due to improved nourishment - I gave up trying to starve (and binging on crap) and started just eating norml person healthy meals. I am enjoying my food and my weight is fine, even losing slightly again now I'm eating healthier. Who cares if the bands not really restricting me?

On the other hand, is something majorly wrong. I gave 3.4 cc in a 4cc band and slightly suffer from heartburn, one 20mg nexium holds me three or four days so its hardly severe. I'mfar raid to remove the fill and let it rest - what if I gain? But surely I'm doing it myself now anyway?

Soooo confusing!!! But I had a barium swallow over a year ago, had a very slight dilation which the doc was happy to leave.

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Has anyone ever had a stretched pouch, and if so, what did you do about it? Is it necessary to go on liquids and if so, for how many days? Does a liquid diet really

un-stretch it back to its original

post-op form ?

It is normal from use, just as the stomach is...same tissue makeup...

being at my optimal weight, I will go all liquids for a day or 2 about once a month.....I can tell when my pouch is stretched and how much, just by my Portion Control and restriction feedback....

Most Dr.'s will Rx full liquids....if it is severe, or the patient is non compliant, then he/she will do a complete un-fill to give it a rest and let it return to normal.....

I try to be careful not to let it get that far.....also this is generally not for people just starting out, but more for those with a good amount of restriction, IMO....

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