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Contact surgeon: When having problems post-procedure, contact your surgeon for definitive answers and evaluation. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discomfort under right rib like band.stomach pain.comes and goes in cycles. Almost monthly. Been going on and off for months. What could cause that. ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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