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Curity Disp Lap Sponge Pouch Medication
3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?
I got the lap band surgery almost two years ago, and I recently found out I have hypothyrodism im taking medication eill this effect my weight loss?
35 year-old woman did ok for 3 months after lumbosacral fusion for degenerative joint and osteoarthritic disease, but ended up in chronic pain.....?
15 - 10 - 5: After a band, most patients lose about 15 pounds the first month (depends on total amount of excess weight), then 10 pounds the second month, and about 5 pounds a month for the next several months. Then, it depends on eating compliance. ...Read more
D & C: That is decision by your ob/gyn who performed the D&C, depending on findings & procedure done. ...Read more
As long as you're not flying, then no, it's not bad in any way.
If you are flying, well that would change things and could very well upset your flight attendant. ...Read more
5-7days: These are usually uncomplicated and done in an outpatient surgical center. Typically you can have pain for 5-7 days, and then it usually is significantly resolved, or at least very tolerable. Do remember however that you have had abdominal surgery, and avoid heavy activity/lifting for 4-6 weeks. No contact sports either for that time, you need to heal internally still, even if the bandaids are off. ...Read more
Varies: Depends partially on the degree of the infection, but in general no heavy work for about 2 weeks and then gradual return to normal. Need to get instructions from your own surgeon to review your specific directions. ...Read more
'2%--18%' on Website: Lap band slippage occurs when the lower part of the stomach “slips” through the band, creating a bigger pouch above the band. Either removing fluid (from the lap band) or surgical repositioning is required to repair band slippage. Symptoms include vomiting and reflux, and it is diagnosed by drinking a dye and using x-ray to observe it. See http://www. Bariatric-surgery-source. Com/lap-band-problems. ...Read more
Lap band: Lap band for the most part is a safe procedure. The worst complications but are very rare is a slip and a erosion. Slip is when the band comes out of position and slips down on the stomach causing pain and inability to keep food down and erosion is when the band erodes through the stomach wall and needs to be removed because it causes pain. ...Read more
First you know: Why you are getting one, and tried all non operative alternatives, enrolled in a weight reduction program for a reasonable time. If you fail, lap band is one the procedure, relatively safe, and it is removable (reversible). You have to discuss with your surgeon the risks, like any procedure it has, of course you know the benefits if you follow the required regime ...Read more
None: Except for muscle cramps and the minimal exposure to radiations. However it is prudent to Place your laptop on the table ...Read more
Lap band: Brand name of an adjustable gastric band made by allergan. ...Read more
Possibly: If someone's active herpes lesions come in contact with your skin there is a possibility of transmitting the virus to you. It is more likely to happen if there is contact with open or abraded skin. However, the simple act of someone sitting on your lap is not likely to spread the virus. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many reasons for erectile dysfunction: psychological and physical/medical. I recommend that you be evaluated by a physician to rule out possible serious medical causes (eg, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, vascular insufficiency-poor circulation, hypogonadism or prostate diease). ...Read more
Too tight/too loose: It is adjusted because it may be too tight and cause limited food intake and nausea/vomiting or it may be too loose, allowing patients to eat past their caloric limitations. ...Read more
Quite: There are several complications include band shift, band erosion (where it breaks through the wall of the esophagus/stomach), and pain. This is a very high risk procedure that does not have the same benefits long term of a gastric bypass (roux-en-y) procedure or others. Don't get fooled into thinking it will resolve all of the problems. ...Read more
Please call your sur: Am surprised your surgeon did not tell you that because that is something that the doc should always tell you so call your doctor as your doc knows how your surg went and how u are doing and I assume u have been back for a post op check up. ...Read more
Talk 2 surgeon...: You should go back to your surgeon and talk with them. Usually, people have to convert from a lap band to another type of operation that not only affects how much you eat (restrictive) but also an operation that affects how you absorb your food (malabsorptive). As you might imagine that's a big step, and most surgeons require quite a bit of counseling to determine the right type for you. ...Read more
Definitively...yes: It used to be we had to have biopsy proof of endometriosis to treat medically. Nowadays, we can treat if we have clinical evidence, history, or symptoms that strongly suggest endometriosis. Otherwise, yes, a laparoscopy (thin instruments and camera through small abdominal incisions) can prove you have it and your gyn can treat you during the same procedure. Usually no surgery unless meds fail. ...Read more