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Fellow banders,

Just had a quick question for you.

Did your weight loss team give you anticoagulant injections straight after your surgery and tell you it was essential you injected either your stomach or thighs everyday for a period of a few weeks?

I’m wandering this 8 years post-op as I have never heard anyone else having to do this.

Thank you 😊

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I had three, administered by nurses in the hospital.

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Popping into your forums I have had to do them every since I came home, 3 weeks ago twice a day, 8AM-8PM, they should be over soon but I had the BIG GUN, an RnY. Gotten pretty good at them, sure not a talent I ever planned having. Heal well and Live Healthy,My Friends!😛

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12 hours ago, Julia.Salvatore1 said:

Fellow banders,

Just had a quick question for you.

Did your weight loss team give you anticoagulant injections straight after your surgery and tell you it was essential you injected either your stomach or thighs everyday for a period of a few weeks?

I’m wandering this 8 years post-op as I have never heard anyone else having to do this.

Thank you 😊

Nope, not with my band installation back in 2011. But I did have to give myself lovenox injections 2x a day for 7 days after my band to bypass revision. I don't see why you'd need them for the band installation as there should have been zero internal cutting.

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Yes it is common after surgery. Lovenox (Enoxaparin) is an anticoagulant that helps prevent the formation of blood clots. Lovenox is used to treat or prevent a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).

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I had 10 days worth. Did 1 at the hospital and 9 at home in the stomach.

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I had a couple whilst in hospital in my stomach (Surgery was July this year), but none once I left (the next day). Was not sent home with anything other than pain relief!

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I had to do 20 days of Lovenox. Husband had to do 10.

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