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I am 5 years post op and having some pain in my abdomen but only when I am full of gas. If I lay on my left side I could belch for a good 30 min straight, no other symptoms. I called my Dr. to find out he is no longer at the practice and this new Dr. wants me to come in but I don't believe anything is wrong, I just need something to alleviate the gas. Once I get it out I am fine, no soreness in my abdomen at all. I am here seeing if anyone else experiences this and if they take anything like Gas X to help alleviate. I will go into the office if I need to but just wanna try something first.

Any advise is appreciated. I am also working on documenting when is happens to see if its specific to certain foods etc being it doesn't happen that often.

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I haven't had my band long (got it this summer) but I have a very similar issue, especially when i lie on my left side at night. I can literally turn over and I can feel it bubble and I could belch for ages!! I have tried some anti gas type pills but they dont do a lot. I have found really I just have to let it all out and then I'm ok! Think its just something I am going to have to live with - but luckily it doesnt cause any pain!

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Thank you for the reply! After my divorce I lost my ex-husband's insurance so now I have to pay cash being they don't take mine. I will go if I absolutely have to and pay the office visit ($200) but not for a little discomfort. I would think if I had slippage I would have other symptoms along with it...

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I also am from the lay on your left side (with a heating pad) to ease Lap band discomfort .
I believe only about 20-25% of banders get long term results...
there are product malfunctions, dr ‘s placement problems, operator error, and other issues . The continuing dr visits have helped me, and truly, checking in here also helps.
I am a long term bander, and I understand I may not have her forever. For me, thank goodness it works with me.

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