Why do I have so much gas 8 month after lap band surgery? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Excessive Gas 8 Months After Lap Band Surgery
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Bariatric surgeon at CBGSA , Arcadia , California
Not sure if you have had gas all along after your band, but not too uncommon. Can occur from the protein shakes, "gassy" foods, e.g. broccoli, cauliflower, whole grains, carbonated drinks, etc.
Try to take note when it happens the most and if related to certain foods, stay away from those. Mylicon or anti-gas meds are ok to try too.If however, you have abdominal pain associated with this, then you should contact your bariatric surgeon to make sure nothing else is going on, e.g. band slippage.
Hope that helps some, and good luck with your weight loss journey.
Troy LaMar M.D.
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