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Ok so I got these things off the internet. Patches with a magnet in them to put over ur belly button. Supposed to curb appetite. Well lately I've felt a pinch to the left of my belly button. On the inside. Could this magnet, smaller than the end of an eraser effect the staples in my stomach?

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I have a scope Friday. It can't get here fast enough. I'm 4 years out.

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I doubt it. Staples are titanium, or I "think" also dissolving staples maybe? They are not magnetic. That's why you can still have an MRI. MRIs and magnets are bad news. I've got titanium clips and staples all over my bod and they show up on xray and CTs, but I can still have MRIs. :)

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17 minutes ago, heav85 said:

I have a scope Friday. It can't get here fast enough. I'm 4 years out.

💜 Good luck 💜

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Never heard of such a thing. Good luck at your doctor's appointment.

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This question is actually listed in my packet of info from my surgeon. 😊

Q: "Will the staples you use in surgery interfere with special tests I might need later?"

A: "The short answer to this is no. The small pieces of metal are very non-receptive and they get embedded in scar tissue. Tests like CAT scans, MRI's, Upper GI series, and ultra sounds can be performed safely after your procedure."

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Today was scope day. All is good. Something about the sleeve being twisted but no concern.

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