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Okay since surgery on Nov 19 I have noticed that my stomach is swollen. Look at it this way if I am walking into a room my stomachs enters at least 3 seconds before the rest of me!!! When will this go down?? I have always carried alot of weight in my stomach it was not flat before surgery by no stretch of imagination!! Anyway how long does this take?:)

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It's just the gas - it will take some time for it to go down. Mine only swelled at the port site because I do not carry alot of weight in my stomach. I heard that it can take a couple of weeks for the swelling to go down. Just keep walking.

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Okay since surgery on Nov 19 I have noticed that my stomach is swollen. Look at it this way if I am walking into a room my stomachs enters at least 3 seconds before the rest of me!!! When will this go down?? I have always carried alot of weight in my stomach it was not flat before surgery by no stretch of imagination!! Anyway how long does this take?:laugh:

I had surgery on the 20th and I too am SWOLLEN....I look about 8 months pregnant:angry:....I even got on the scale the day after surgery to see how much I had gained since being weighed the day of surgery, and I gained 6.5lbs!!! I couldn't believe it! So I can relate to how you feel! I'm thinking it will probably take at least a week, probably two for the swelling to go down....sucks, but what can you do...our insides were roughed up, its going to take some time to heal! Best of luck to you!

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My stomach took a long time to get back to the way it was before surgery. I would say at least a good three weeks. It seemed like it would never get there. I also looked pregnant, it was so bloated and out there. I'm sure it will go down with time, just keep walking and moving around.

Maggies:shades_smile:

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I had that too. I noticed it more because my stomach is not where I carry my weight. I'm bottom -heavy. I had my surgery Oct 16th, but my stomach still looks a little swollen. Probably because of my port area still healng. It will go down, dont worry

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I was sooooo swollen for about a month. I had gained 5 lbs overnight from my surgery. My stomach is still taking the longest to go down. It was always the biggest part of me. Its so weird how different parts of my body are losing at different rates.

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so so so so happy to have read this. I was banded on 20;11. And despite doing the Fluid thing perfectly i haven't lost a bean. You have made my

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Okay since surgery on Nov 19 I have noticed that my stomach is swollen. Look at it this way if I am walking into a room my stomachs enters at least 3 seconds before the rest of me!!! When will this go down?? I have always carried alot of weight in my stomach it was not flat before surgery by no stretch of imagination!! Anyway how long does this take?:)

I had my surgery Nov 4th and I wondered the same thing about my stomach. I felt like I looked pregnant, but I was not. It has now been a little over 3 weeks and it has gone down a lot. I still think it is bigger than normal, but nothing like soon after the surgery. Just give it time, it does go down.:blush:

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I had it over most of the first month. My husband even joked . . . I thought surgery was supposed to help you get smaller, lol. I did indeed look pregnant. It went away quickly and was mostly just swelling.

I am starting to look pregnant again . . . but this time I have a good reason, lol.

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I had my surgery on the 26th of Nov. Gained 6 pounds between the gas and IV's. This morning I'm back to the pre-surgery weight. I do have swelling and they told me it would go down within the month.

Good luck to everyone!!!

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I was banded on November 14 and I am still swollen mostly at the port site. Everyday it goes down a bit more.

Good luck to all of you.

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