Slippage of sleeve


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Have a question. I had a severe stomach virus with lots of vomiting. Was admitted to hospital for dehydration, pain in my stomach and unable to keep anything down. Had a CT scan that showed colitis and my Bariatric surgeon said that from the severe vomiting for so long my sleeve has slipped above my diaphragm into my hiatal hernia. I am scheduled for a swallow series this morning to make sure fluids can still pass through my sleeve. Fingers crossed. Was wondering if anyone else had their sleeve "slip" and what approach did you and your surgeon take to correct it?? I am a few weeks shy of three years post op. Have never had any complications up to now. Thanks everyone!!!

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9 minutes ago, glitter eyes said:

Have a question. I had a severe stomach virus with lots of vomiting. Was admitted to hospital for dehydration, pain in my stomach and unable to keep anything down. Had a CT scan that showed colitis and my Bariatric surgeon said that from the severe vomiting for so long my sleeve has slipped above my diaphragm into my hiatal hernia. I am scheduled for a swallow series this morning to make sure fluids can still pass through my sleeve. Fingers crossed. Was wondering if anyone else had their sleeve "slip" and what approach did you and your surgeon take to correct it?? I am a few weeks shy of three years post op. Have never had any complications up to now. Thanks everyone!!!

Oh my! Please keep us updated and I hope all is well.

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Let's hope they can figure out how to get it to go back down! You poor thing! Hope you get sorted soon!

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Hooray for eating! It is kinda important :). Glad everything checked out ok!!!

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22 minutes ago, glitter eyes said:

The barium swallow came back ok- fluids able to pass through the sleeve even though it's in the hiatal hernia. I am cleared to try and eat.

Ar thy going to fix hernia?

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When are they going to fix the hernia?

I hope you are better soon.

Late term complications terrify me.

Did you have this hernia or before the sleeve?

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I did not have a hernia or reflux before my sleeve. It developed at about 2 years. However, my reflux is controlled by daily protonix.
My surgeon said that he usually converts to a gastric bypass if the acid and the hernia is bad enough. However, he said as long as I can keep food down and don't have anymore problems we will just keep an eye on it. He doesn't want to do a gastric bypass on me because he said he is worried I will lose weight and I was already at a normal BMI and then lost about 10 lbs with this stomach virus and colitis that I got from it. He want me to regain the 10 lbs I lost. He said if I have any problems he would prefer to fix the hernia.
I think now that the stomach virus is under control and I am getting antibiotics to treat the infection I should be on the mend!! Fingers crossed. Kinda looking forward to the fun of gaining my 10lbs back!! Haha
Late complications worry me too. Especially when we all take such good care of ourselves.


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1 hour ago, glitter eyes said:

I did not have a hernia or reflux before my sleeve. It developed at about 2 years. However, my reflux is controlled by daily protonix.
My surgeon said that he usually converts to a gastric bypass if the acid and the hernia is bad enough. However, he said as long as I can keep food down and don't have anymore problems we will just keep an eye on it. He doesn't want to do a gastric bypass on me because he said he is worried I will lose weight and I was already at a normal BMI and then lost about 10 lbs with this stomach virus and colitis that I got from it. He want me to regain the 10 lbs I lost. He said if I have any problems he would prefer to fix the hernia.
I think now that the stomach virus is under control and I am getting antibiotics to treat the infection I should be on the mend!! Fingers crossed. Kinda looking forward to the fun of gaining my 10lbs back!! Haha
Late complications worry me too. Especially when we all take such good care of ourselves.

Yes scares me to death also! Sheesh. We can only do best we can. I try to remember that people have had this done for many many years! Only think that comforts me.

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Be aware that taking PPIs (e.g. Protonix, Prilosec) long-term may have risks, such as osteoporosis or dementia. That's the reason I did not have a gastric sleeve because it has a high complication rate of acid reflux.

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