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Is there such a thing?

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Yea what do you mean?!

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I haven’t done the test but I can answer yes to some of the signs

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you CAN eat more once you're out a ways. I don't think the pouch really stretches much, though - I mean the first few weeks you have a lot of swelling in there that eventually disappears (making the pouch "bigger" - or more accurately, capable of holding more volume) - but after that, I'm pretty sure I've read that it doesn't stretch all that much. The stoma can get bigger, though (the hole they put in your pouch and connect the small intestine to). And from what I've heard, most of the methods they've come up with to make the stoma small again aren't terribly effective.

UPDATE: I just skimmed through a few articles on this. Some say the pouch doesn't really stretch that much - and others say it can permanently stretch if you're constantly overeating (not an occasional splurge, but constantly overfilling it). SO....I don't know. I know for sure that some people's stomas stretch, though - that's from constantly overfilling your pouch, too.

Edited by catwoman7

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Thanks for the info I had my surgery about three years ago and I did the test because I feel hungry all the time [emoji854] [emoji38] I was worried that it might have stretched over time. Since I am now my pre surgery weight. My concerns are on a high level. I am nervous that the doctor might not revise my surgery. I ate all the right stuff kept away from soda candy and chips. I made my food home took it with me every where I went. Not to mention I baked all my Proteins.< br>
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