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How To Get Rid Of Heartburn From Lap Band
When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more
Are the list of restrictions during recovery for a body lift similar to lap band recovery? I want to have a body lift to get rid of the excess fat in my inner thigh area. When i had my lap band procedure done, i was given a list of restrictions that i nee
Recovery bodylift: Thanks for your inquiry. Your activity restrictions from a body lift are very different from the restrictions of a lap band surgery. You will be unable to stand straight for almost two weeks, sleep in a seated position for two weeks, no heavy lifting for up to six weeks if you have a muscle repair and no showering till your drains come out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had heartburn for 3 days, what can cause this? Can the lapband cause it? And how can I get rid of it?
Take fluid out band: It is not uncommon for the band to cause reflux if it is to tight. The simplist thing to do is remove some of the fluid and the symptoms should resolve immediately. It is less likely that this is a heart attack or an aneurysm unless you have a history of these problems. If removing fluid doesn't solve the problem than more extensive and expensive testing can be performed. Call your band surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do u get rid of a golf ball size hematoma in your abdominal wall after lap band removal on 5/15/13? Or should I be drained?(frustrated w surgeon)
Hematomas resolve: Alternating heat and cold therapy helps break up clot and helps the body dissolve the blood. Reabsorption will just take time. If the area is painful or otherwise bothersome, like it interferes with daily activity, it may need to be aspirated or drained. Redness and swelling may occur if it becomes infected. Infection can be started just by sticking a needle into it, so, if no symptoms - wait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but ...: make sure you discuss that with your surgeon. It helps to have the operative records from previous surgeries as well. It also depends on how long ago that surgery was and if there were any complications. It most likely won't be an issue, but it is something to discuss with your surgeon in advance and to understand any potential risks. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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