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I have had my lap band for 14 months now and I love my band but recently it has felt extremely tight and I wast sure why, I was going to be going in for a reduction in Fluid and then tonight before I could make my appt. I started throwing up this gray Gelatin substance. it feels so awful coming up and then when it put in between my fingers I am able to smash it. I dont know what it is and am worried. If any one has had this please help. I am going to go for an upper GI this weekend if I can get an ER to do it. Since throwing up some of it I have been able to get Water down easier, but I can still feel pieces of it. Its awful, any suggestions on what it could be would help thanks, also I did not eat anything like this substance before this started happening.

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Do you have allergy problems? It really sounds like mucus buildup, commonly associated with allergies.

It's definitely something to call the doctor about.

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I have had a lot allergies problems with this weather, but it is not like mucus, it is a semi hard feeling and then i can smash it.

I did call him and he says he is not sure and has never heard of anything like it which is why he wants an upper gi done, but I cant find a er place that will do it... :(

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I have had a lot allergies problems with this weather, but it is not like mucus, it is a semi hard feeling and then i can smash it.

I did call him and he says he is not sure and has never heard of anything like it which is why he wants an upper gi done, but I cant find a er place that will do it... :(

If your doctor wants an upper GI done, then why doesn't he just call the order for it into the hospital?

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I am going to call him tomorrow and see what else we can do cause the hospitals are saying there is no one on staff to be able to get one done. I am in Barstow and he usually works with the hospitals in the riverside area.

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Wow thats strange! Doesn't look like mucus though so it's a good thing you saved some to show docs. they should test it. I hope all goes well and please keep us updated!

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Sounds like mucous, probably similar to the thick stuff that comes out of your nose. Sooner you get into see the Dr and get the tests done the better.

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Never seen anything like that either. I had a slip, and got brownish/red spit up, but I ad agree, looks like mucus. Best wishes on you search and recovery. Karen

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thank you to everyone who responded, I am going to search the gallbladder thought a little more. I am going in to get it adjusted for sure, I hope it hasnt slipped.

I will keep you all posted hopefully know something by tue or wed.

I can say this morning my esophagus sore from from throwing up, but coffee is going down way easier this morning then it has in a long time. so what ever it is must have gotten knocked lose, I just dont want it happening again. plus I am not sure if any of it is still there.

Sophia

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Best of luck please keep us updated.

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I hope you get better soon Sophie. I'm sorry you are going through this

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Thank u everyone for ur amazing post and support!!

Sorry for the delayed reply... I found out shortly after this post that we r pregnant with our first baby and have had a lot of complications... Here is the update. I could not get my band checked due to being pregnant, but everything seems to be working as normal. Because I was pregnant when I went into see my band doc, he took out .25 Fluid so I could eat a bit more. Since this incident things have been smooth sailing.

Thank u again!

Sophia

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Congrats on the pregnancy! When are you due?

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