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Pain in right side from stomach to back; worried since had stomach banding.?

Pain in right side from stomach to back; worried since had stomach banding.?

Contact surgeon: When having problems post-procedure, contact your surgeon for definitive answers and evaluation. ...Read more

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My dad age 56 is diagnosed with ncpf, portal hypertension, enlarged spleen, fluid in stomach. Banding was done twice in 3 years. Is it near end stage?

My dad age 56 is diagnosed with ncpf, portal hypertension, enlarged spleen, fluid in stomach. Banding was done twice in 3 years. Is it near end stage?

Liver disease : All these are signs of advanced liver disease. Ascites ( fluid in the abdomen) specifically is a sight of advanced liver disease and can be a poor prognostic sign barring a liver transplant. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
Once
Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
Daily
Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
Daily
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Your thoughts and concerns with the stomach band?

Your thoughts and concerns with the stomach band?

Patient-dependent.: The Lap Band is very dependent on your efforts at weight loss. It's an assistive device. It won't make the weight magically disappear from your body. It'll help,you lose weight, about 70 pounds on average, in conjunction with a prudent diet and exercise regimen. ...Read more

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I'm having pins & needle pain in the lower part of my stomach (like a band accross my belly button) . What could be the cause?

See a neurologist: Could be a variety of causes. Some people have a viral infection due to the measles virus that can cause a band-like pain across the back or abdomen. You probably need a good neurologic evaluation and possibly some blood tests to check on various causes. ...Read more

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Left lower stomach pain gastric band removal 4 months ago blood test all good but orange mucus in every stool concerned ! could this be cancer?

Left lower stomach pain gastric band removal 4 months ago blood test all good but orange mucus in every stool concerned ! could this be cancer?

Psible but stil rare: Unclear what the orange mucus is. Blood will sometimes appear orange in stool hemorrhoids, not cancer, would be the most comon cause of blood in the stools but this usually is bright red. You should have an md test for blood in the stool. If negative, u can look for other causes (?Diet) if positive, you will need a colonoscopy to rule out diverticulosis, polyp or less likely a cancer. ...Read more

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There is a rash on the right side of my stomach its in a band it's small red and itchy been there for 1 week now i've tried creams and anti histamine?

There is a rash on the right side of my stomach its in a band it's small red and itchy been there for 1 week now i've tried creams and anti histamine?

See doctor: The pattern and location of the rash can be helpful. Itchy, burning, blistering rashes that are in a band like pattern may be "shingles" which is from the varicella -zoster virus which causes chicken pox. The reactivation can occur under times of stress. The rash will follow a "dermatome" which is the nerve root pattern. ...Read more

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