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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 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
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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Stomach hard at top and distended, rumbles and hurts worse when I bend over. Feels like a tight band around upper abdomen, doesn't matter what I eat?
See your doctor: Please see your doctor as this may be a serious condition. ...Read more
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