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ask: did any get complications after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy ?

By Anonymous

my husband did laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and suffer from numbness in the right thigh all the way to the front pelvis he can walk and urinate but he cant feel the skin its very difficult situation he does not feel any thing during sex and this is devastating please tell me is this temporary , and i wuld like to know did any get gastric leak after one month or later after the surgery and way?
thank you

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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

See my comments of February 11th above regarding belching! Domperidone or Domerid works very well.

February 28, 2012 - 2:26pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Thanks for your question but this is something that you would need to ask your doctor. The answer will be based on other medications you are on and your general heath status.

Good luck!

~Susan

February 28, 2012 - 10:21am
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Anonymous

In regards to that 'RIPPING-SENSATION FELT WHILE BENDING ETC" I am currently experiencing that 6 weeks after having the gastric sleeve surgery here in Auckland New Zealand. I have lost about 12 kgs since being discharged from hospital.I was so worried about the ripping pain I was experiencing I went to my G.P and asked for anti-biotics which I am taking now. But since reading that its due to weakened stitches I'm so happy and relieved and suppose will have to bear it and wait it out, have been taking panadol and tramadol for pain relief etc..This is a great forum!!thankyou all.

February 16, 2012 - 10:51pm
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Anonymous

Hello all,
I had the surgery done two weeks ago, and everything was going OK until yesterday. I've had unbelievable gas pain, and I have tried everything buy nothing seems to work, if someone out there can share a solution I would greatly appreciate it. I have taken Beno, Gas-X, Maalox, they all seem to work for a couple of hours but then the pain comes back with a vengeance.

February 10, 2012 - 2:18pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Never had that, but try some activated charcoal from the pharmacy. Might help. Are you a 'swallower' in that you swallow air with your food? Try to become conscious of that and exclude any air in your mouth before you swallow. Avoid gas producing foods one need hardly say! Stay off the beans and legumes for a bit until things settle for you. Domperidone or Domerid will help if you take it about half an hour before you eat, it will make you belch, and don't be afraid to encourage that and belch away until you feel a bit less bloated. DO NOT do any activity after a meal for at least half an hour until your food settles and you have belched away! Then maybe a short walk to encourage belching and flatulence as well. It will help. Good luck with it!!

February 11, 2012 - 4:37pm
Tammyb58

I am so grateful to find this thread on the sleeve gastrectomy surgery. I am leaning towards this option and trying to find all the information I can about it. Thank you to everyone for submitting their experiences!

November 28, 2011 - 1:14am
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Anonymous (reply to Tammyb58)

Welcome Tammy and good luck!

November 28, 2011 - 4:15am
Tammyb58 (reply to Anonymous)

Thank you!

November 28, 2011 - 10:21pm
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Anonymous

Oh, and should try prescription antacids eg Losec nightly and something like domerid - domperidone as required with a meal that might be heavy - taken half an hour before helps much more!

August 28, 2011 - 1:17pm
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Anonymous

Still vomiting after a year and a half? See the surgeon /physician asap first of all! My only effect is a lower tolerance to carbs, it is also necessary to eat small main meals or the mechanics will cause vomiting - 2 into 1 won't go! If you're hungry, have more but smaller meals! And take multivitamins daily. I'm the guy from the op at Galway above btw. A little - stress little - after meal exercise helps. Go easy as often the system requires your circulation of blood to divert and assist in the digestion process and if you stand up too suddenly after a meal, you could faint! Documented! Hasn't happened me as I sit for a while after my meals. Good luck! I would recommend it to anyone. Lost approaching half of my original body weight in 2 and a quarter years so far. Would do it again tomorrow!

August 28, 2011 - 1:14pm
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