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I'm considering a sleeve to mini bypass revision (pouch has stretched and may do this over resleeve) Trying to decide. What "negative" side affects are you experiencing? I dont have any gasto issues, reflux etc...

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Not having clothes because I keep shrinking out of them. I live in PJ's and scrubs. :) that's about it.

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I'm in the bathroom a lot !! I know that just means it's working, but it's an adjustment ! I'm not sure if it's because I'm so new (3 months out) or if it will always be this way but considering I was often constipated with the band and at times with the sleeve, it's a lot to get used too ! I also sometimes get dumping (sweats, shaking, extreme nausea) and occasionally my blood sugar bottoms out, Other than that Iv been pretty happy.

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thanks @@Elode and @@Band07 Have you had the umm.. "gas" problem some have? Or bad breath? I heard those are side effects... what foods do you find you need to avoid for the dumping etc?

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I've never had any dumping, it's not that common with the sleeve it's more of a gastric bypass issues but can happen to some. The only gas I had was burping a lot in the beginning but not as much now. I breath felt gross during the 2 week Pre-op diet to to by body being in ketosis. Low carb will do that to you. I had a annoying metal taste in my mouth forever! Everything is back to normal now but I'm also 8 months post op. It takes time.

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@@Elode, the OP already has a sleeve and is exploring other options.

Yes, I get the terrible gas as well though I seem to be able to keep it in the bathroom, and find myself praying the walls aren't too thin ! Milk is a no no for sure and the bathroom issues are constant and not just in regards to dumping. High sugar foods are the worst for dumping though.

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Oops missed that! I read too fast!

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Bloating

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ugh.. i can't decide what to do... re-sleeve of MGB.

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Just something to consider, if your pouch stretched once what makes you think it won't again ? That's why I went with the MGB.

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I am 9 months out and I'm very tired, my hemoglobin has dropped from 13.8 to 11.2

My Iron is at 40.

I am on Bariatric Advantage Vitamins with iron. Been thinking about taking Geritol liquid as well. Any thoughts?

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Sleeves and or "pouches" as they are sometimes called. Do unfortunately stretch out.

"Long-term gastric pouch dilatation is the primary theorized explanation for weight regain in the post-operative period following SG. Patient noncompliance with diet regimenscan lead to mechanical stretching of the gastric pouchdue to consistent intake of larger meals [15]. Patients need to comply with strict dietary habits to ensure minimal stretching of the gastric pouch."

Here is the link for the entire study.

http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/the-sleeve-gastrectomy-and-how-and-why-it-can-fail-2161-1076-4-180.pdf

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Sleevers don't have pouches. :)

And in skimming that ONE study, it says "pouch dilation" remains unproven.

All the research I've done says that a sleeve surgery done properly will NOT stretch significantly. This study seems to indicate that weight regain is due to user error. ;)

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Wow, you amaze me. Not only do they refer to the sleeve as a "pouch" many times but the article plainly states "Conclusion

Weight regains following the Sleeve Gastrectomy is a concern. Due to its relative infancy, there exists limited information on long-term outcomes following this procedure. The role of gastric dilatation and long term circulating ghrelin levels in causing weight regain needs to be further clarified. The management options for significant weight regain are emerging and include conversion to a malabsorptive procedure"

there are many other studies out there that say the same thing, I can post more of them if you would like, are also lots of xray pictures showing dilation post sleeve. AND I myself had a sleeve that stretched out !! How you can argue with the facts are beyond me and obviously a waste of my time. It's a shame you are too closed minded to admit what has already been proven by the medical community.

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