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The last two years I’ve been getting bloating and cramps once every week or two. Now it’s two or three times a week. My primary care doc can only conclude irritable bowel syndrome. Band doc says tilted creating a “pouch” on top but not slipped. My whole abdomen aches at night

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It's been a while since I had my band, but I remember some bloating while banded. It usually had something to do with something I ate. BUT, because of my other symptoms, my doc did a motility test (not pleasant, by the way). Maybe your stomach isn't emptying at a fast enough rate? If you're creating a "pouch" at the top, that makes me think that too much food is staying above the band for too long to sort of create the "pouch".

2 things: examine how much your eating and whether you're chewing properly. 2nd-talk with your doctor about your concerns. It never hurts to do some investigation into WHY.

Best of Luck!

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I've heard the band life is 10 years before it can start breaking down

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The last two years I’ve been getting bloating and cramps once every week or two. Now it’s two or three times a week. My primary care doc can only conclude irritable bowel syndrome. Band doc says tilted creating a “pouch” on top but not slipped. My whole abdomen aches at night

Did your band doc unfill you? If you have a pouch on top of the pouch, it does sound like your food is settling in because you're too tight. I know after 5 years postop, my band decided to tighten up on its own. If you didn't get it adjusted, maybe it's time you do.

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Had the same issue. Got it unfilled a little but now struggling with the weight gain.

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