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Hello . I had my lap band removed because I seem to have loss extremely too much weight to to point I looked very sick . No sign of a woman . Just straight up and down. My removal was July 28, 2020. Today the swelling is gone down a little but I have a terrible knot maybe the size of an orange on my left side under my breast that hurts tremendously. I have put ice on it it’s not going down at all. It’s where the port was. It’s looks like I’m about 4 months pregnant in that area only. I really hate I banded myself in the first place . It feels as if it’s still inside even when I only eat yogurt . It’s having a bad time passing through. It has been about 2 or 3 weeks. I can’t find anything on line to tell me what this knot is about. It’s hard and painful. And really scaring me not to mention my stomach is black and blue and the incision where the port was is wayyyy larger than the incision in which the band was placed . Can anyone please enlighten me if this was part of the process of recovery ? If so when could you get back to normal. This is awful and my recovery was way simpler when I had the band places

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It's always a good idea to talk to your surgeon when you have more pain than expected and the swelling you describe so they can confirm if you need to be seen.

I had my band out in August of 2019. For me, my incision where the port was removed was larger than when it was put in. I also had a small hard section there for a while - maybe the size of a ping pong ball --- my Dr. told me they pull the tubing and all out through that area. I also recall it taking a 3 or 4 weeks before the pain went away completely but it was never significant --- I didn't need anything more than OTC painkillers.

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Thankyou soooo much. I couldn’t find anyone whom had experienced this. You have given me such a sense of relief.. I have an appointment on Tuesday for follow up . If you don’t mind me asking did you start to gain your weight back? Also did it feel as if the band was still inside once you started eating back. I really don’t have an appetite right now and can hardly eat anything. Have you kept the weight off?

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