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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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...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/defecating uncontrollably
Once
Hydrate yourself to keep up with fluid loss; water is best
Daily
Practice good hand washing to help prevent the spread of stomach viruses
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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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Is gastric band/stomach stapling a good method for losing weight?

Is gastric band/stomach stapling a good method for losing weight?

Depends on you: Although surgery is often necessary for significant weight loss it also takes a patient willing to work hard also. Avoiding high calorie foods is also necessary. You can drink wendy's frostiness all day and still gain weight. ...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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What is the difference between gastric bypass, stomach stapling and gastric band?

What is the difference between gastric bypass, stomach stapling and gastric band?

Degrees: Band: appliance surg inserted to cinch stomach; adv.-easier surgery, reversible; disadv-less wt loss, less sustained, higher failure rate, compl, slippage, etc. Stapling-surg restrictive procedure; adv: more sustained, succ. Than above; disadv-still easy to cheat/wt gain (e.g. Melt ice cream, then drink it). Bypass: combo restrict and malabsorp; adv: more effective; dis: bigger op, more nutr risk. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling and gastric band surgery?

Please help! What is the difference between gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling and gastric band surgery?

Bypass and band: Lap band is the safest and is reversible which attracts a lot of patients, but failure rates are high, it is easy to cheat, weight loss is slower. Bypass is the gold standard, been around for 50yrs, results in the greatest weight loss, highest cure rates for diabetes, but has a higher risk. Stomach stapling can mean many different things. You probably mean sleeve gastrectomy, also good, the newest. ...Read more

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Is the lap band just something that wraps around your stomach to constrict it?

Is the lap band just something that wraps around your stomach to constrict it?

Basically: The band is a device goes around the top part of your stomach creating an hourglass effect. With frequent adjustments to the band we can manipulate the tightness of the band. As food passes through the top part of the hourglass your brain gets the signal that you are full with less food. ...Read more

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Post op pain after removal of gallblader through lepriscopy band like pain above the stomach radiates to the back. Medication not working?

Post op pain after removal of gallblader through lepriscopy band like pain above the stomach radiates to the back. Medication not working?

How long?: Pain is normal in the first 1-2 weeks after surgery. But it should be getting better each day. If getting worse or associated with fevers, vomiting etc see your surgeon. If not, and Gerri g slightly better everyday you are probably ok. Add ibuprofen to your pain mess for additional pain control. See excellent posts here for additional techniques to manage pain ...Read more

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Can I get lap band surgery with abdominal mesh in place?

Can I get lap band surgery with abdominal mesh in place?

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 more

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Did any body have stomach stapling when they could have had banding?

Did any body have stomach stapling when they could have had banding?

Maybe: The type of surgery that your surgeon may recommend depends on many factors. One of which is surgeon bias. Some patients may do well with a number of different surgical options. When you discuss any surgery be sure to ask about all of your options and be comfortable with the choice that you and your surgeon make together. ...Read more

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What would cause a tight band feeling across stomach & side with nausea?

What would cause a tight band feeling across stomach & side with nausea?

Stomach problem: It can be gastritis, stomach or duodenal ulcer, gallbladder problem, pancreas issues, etc, etc, etc. More history and a physical exam is needed to help you further. ...Read more

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I have abdominal swelling after band over bypass. What should I do?

See your surgeon: Your abdominal distension may be related to your operation and see your surgeon to find the reason for your 'swelling'. ...Read more

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If you have ever had a stomach stapling for weight loss can you get a band?

If you have ever had a stomach stapling for weight loss can you get a band?

Yes: People have sometimes had lap bands after gastric bypass with good success. Check with your doctor to see if you are a good candidate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lump formed my stomach after laproscopic salpingectomy surgeryis pain ful n don't go away wit lap band on for 1week?

Lump: A firm hardness or localized swelling and tenderness at a scar will be normal for several weeks. If there is increasing redness and heat at the site, or if the pains do not slowly resolve, please call your surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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Feels like pressure in chest relieved by belching/ sneezing. Pain across middle back and pressure like a band along upper abdominal area. What is it?

Feels like pressure in chest relieved by belching/ sneezing. Pain across middle back and pressure like a band along upper abdominal area. What is it?

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are somewhat nonspecific but could indicate some form of esophageal motility disorder with the association of belching, discomfort in the midback and upper abdomen. Hiatal hernia and gall bladder disease are also possibilities. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why would you choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Why would you choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Wt loss, diabetes: You should consider all options (band bypass and sleeve). Factors include: amount of weight loss, diabetes, gastric reflux, and emotional issues. You can see a video on this comparison. Http://m.youtube. Com/#/watch? V=8et4wd43mgo. In general, more weight loss, better resolution of diabetes and reflux with the sleeve and bypass over the band. ...Read more

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How do you avoid scar tissue building up after an abdominal surgery/lap band removal?

How do you avoid scar tissue building up after an abdominal surgery/lap band removal?

No good way: Doctors have tried for years to discover a way to prevent adhesions (scar tissue) in the abdomen because there can be many long term problems from them. There is no magic bullet. The main goal is for the operating surgeon to minimize trauma to the tissues, avoid inflammation, etc. Still, the majority of adhesions will not cause problems.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2672996/. ...Read more

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If I have an ulcer, will I need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? .

If I have an ulcer, will I need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? .

Although: Although the situation you describe is unclear, it seems that you may have had a lap band and now found to have an ulcer near the area of the band and that you have been suggested to have this revised.

If indeed this is the case, you should consider whether you have taken medications that may have increased the risk for stomach ulceration, such as the use of Aspirin or steroids. It that is not the case and the ulcer is near the vicinity of the lap band, then one should consider whether this is a lap band erosion, which can occur if the reservoir is overfilled, incorrectly placed, or other events, such as prolonged vomiting may have preceded this. As this occurs in about 3-5% of cases, it is not common, but the treatment will require removal of the lap band. In this case, another lap band is not usually recommended, but rather consideration to conversion to another bariatric procedure, such as sleeve gastrectomy, after the ulcer is healed. ...Read more

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What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

Many factors: There are many factors that contribute to hernia formation after an operation, including a genetic predisposition, suturing technique, obesity, post-op activity level, immune system suppression, and infection to name a few. Hope you don't get a hernia. ...Read more