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I'm scheduled for surgery in June. I've told a few people including my parents but my dad insists he's heard of people choking to death with the lap band. I've searched this site and the internet and can't find anything about this. Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Dear Corn,

I think dear Daddy is scared for you. You have to make this decision on your own. I feared a stroke / heart attack with my climbing weight number. I was not going to stop at 250 , I could tell.

If he brings it up again, tell him you have searched everywhere and could not find any evidence.

edie

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I have never heard of anyone dying but I have heard that if you way to big of pieces of food they can get stuck but all you would have to do is go the dr office or hospital and they will lossin the band so the food can go down

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hi...i have posted for years! anyway i have heard one case in england where a young girl had a lapband, this was when they were quite new,

anyway she ate som echicken and it got stuck in her stoma..the hospital didnt know what to do and they had never delt with it before (all the had to do was take out the saline of her band to let the chicken go through!)

well she was blocked for hours and her body started to go into shock and shut down, she died, but it wasnt through choking but because her stomach was blocked.

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wow. You would think even if they didn't know what to do, if they were going to die.. they would cut you open and take the chicken out!

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Nope...haven't heard of choking. If the food gets stuck it gets stuck farther down than where your "air hole" is (don't know the technical term) so I doubt food would ever sit there and choke you.

I agree...Dad's just scared. Research this topic, talk to your doc then let him know what you've done. It'll show him that you are taking this lap-band surgery seriously and are evaluating all the pros/cons. Good luck!

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They are two completely different systems. You are only going to choke if the food goes down your windpipe, not down to your stomach. Don't get me wrong it can hurt badly and you may feel short of breath when food get stuck (I know I do) but it certainly will not choke you.

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I can speak from personal experience that, no I didn't choke, but I felt like I was sufficating. I had some of my meal come back up and then the contractions started and I literally couldn't breathe. This has happened to me twice in the last month. I literally threw up through my nostrils. I was VERY SCARY. So choking? Maybe not, but you can have complications if you vomit and things don't easily vacate. Just my experience. Also, I do believe that I am too tight. I need an unfill - ASAP!

I was banded 07/26/06, Dr. Horgan - Chicago.

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I woke up this morning choking on ?? some liquid that caame out of my stomach. This had happen to me before but not nearly as bad as it was this time. I could not breath and was gasping for air. It scared me so bad that I am flying to Toronto were I was banded so that I could see a doctor TODAY. Very scary and I told my hubby that I could not go to sleep again until the doc take some fill out.

Has this happened to anyone else? Inhaling liquid from their stomach?

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I woke up this morning choking on ?? some liquid that caame out of my stomach. This had happen to me before but not nearly as bad as it was this time. I could not breath and was gasping for air. It scared me so bad that I am flying to Toronto were I was banded so that I could see a doctor TODAY. Very scary and I told my hubby that I could not go to sleep again until the doc take some fill out.

Has this happened to anyone else? Inhaling liquid from their stomach?

Lila...

You are aspirating - also known as reflux. You aren't likely to choke, but it is not good. It can cause aspiration pneumonia, as you are sucking the stomach contents into your lungs.

A partial un-fill is needed. And yes, it has happened to me.

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Lila...

You are aspirating - also known as reflux. You aren't likely to choke, but it is not good. It can cause aspiration pneumonia, as you are sucking the stomach contents into your lungs.

A partial un-fill is needed. And yes, it has happened to me.

There is nothing quite like acid in the lungs to freak you out. I know this feeling well. Stomach acid has always been the main trigger for my asthma. Its good you are taking care of it, that acid can be nasty stuff.

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