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I know i'm real early but when is the stomach truly healed and you don't have to worry about a leak anymore?

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I heard 6 months.

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had a girl on my hospital floor with a leak at 11 weeks... just listen to your body and take heed not to hurt your sleeve

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The risky part are the first 3 weeks...but you need to be careful the first 6 months...after that most doctors believe you are pretty much healed

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I was told 3 months & you'll know b/c you are in alot of pain

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Three weeks is the high risk period. Stomach is completely healed after four weeks.

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You will know if something is not right. If you have prolonged pain in your abdomen and possibly left shoulder and you just feel really nauseous for longer than 24 hours, consult your Dr or ER.

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Your internal staple line is not healed at four weeks. Your stomache internally takes 6 to 8 weeks to resolve swelling and irritation. Leaks are found as far out as three months. As general guide is three months, I say general because we all heal at different rates.

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