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Does carbonation really stretch your pouch?

bbearsmama
on 10/16/13 6:44 pm
RNY on 02/28/13 with

HI there-

I was really good about no carbonation for the first few months following surgery but then I discovered Coke Zero and I love it!!  I usually have one per day.  I went to see my gastroenterologist about a week ago and the PA told me that it could stretch my pouch. Do you think that is really true? I don't have any discomfort after drinking one. I never drink a full one all at once. I just may sip on a small bottle throughout the day and even then I never finish one.  I am 8 months out.

 

Thanks so much for your help!

Pam :)

"B" bears' mama from Texas
Follow my journey on youtube: "bbearsmama" 

SW: 210 CW: 123.6

    
Candy V.
on 10/16/13 6:46 pm - MI
RNY on 09/12/12

No it won't stretch the pouch.  The carbonation can come up as burp or down as gas lol

 RNY 9/12    TT 9/13    HT 5' 4"   HW 250    SW 242   CW 130-135    

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bbearsmama
on 10/16/13 7:22 pm
RNY on 02/28/13 with

Thank you so much for your help!! I know it's not necessarily "good" for me but it is something that I really enjoy. I love the carbonation!

Pam :)

"B" bears' mama from Texas
Follow my journey on youtube: "bbearsmama" 

SW: 210 CW: 123.6

    
poet_kelly
on 10/16/13 6:54 pm - OH

No, it is absolutely not true.  The PA apparently does not understand anatomy.  There are openings at both the top and bottom of your pouch.  Liquids do not stay in the pouch.  How could any liquid, carbonated or not, stretch the pouch?

View more of my photos at ObesityHelp.com          Kelly

Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor.  Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me.  If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her.    Check out my blog.

 

bbearsmama
on 10/16/13 7:19 pm
RNY on 02/28/13 with

Thanks so much, Kelly! I was so hoping that you'd reply because you are such a wealth of helpful info!!

 

Pam :)

"B" bears' mama from Texas
Follow my journey on youtube: "bbearsmama" 

SW: 210 CW: 123.6

    
illinois Gama D.
on 10/16/13 6:57 pm

positively 100 % WILL NOT, I am 10 years post, I drink diet pepsi, just had my pouch looked into (exploratory surgery ), it is the same:)  carbonation did nothing to it at all,

Rny 2003

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bbearsmama
on 10/16/13 7:20 pm
RNY on 02/28/13 with

Woo-hoo! I thought I had read this on the board previously (that it doesn't stretch it) but then I was starting to wonder after the PA said that.

Thank you for your help!

Pam :)

"B" bears' mama from Texas
Follow my journey on youtube: "bbearsmama" 

SW: 210 CW: 123.6

    
ebtiger24
on 10/16/13 7:46 pm - AL
RNY on 12/13/12 with

The carbonation may make you a party favor with all the gas, but it won't stretch your pouch. 

    

        

        
bbearsmama
on 10/17/13 8:18 am
RNY on 02/28/13 with

LOL--that totally cracked me up!! Thanks for a good laugh!! :)

"B" bears' mama from Texas
Follow my journey on youtube: "bbearsmama" 

SW: 210 CW: 123.6

    
selhard
on 10/16/13 8:46 pm - MN
RNY on 11/26/12

"Stretching the opening at the bottom of the pouch (not the pouch itself)" was a question that came up at this week's support group and here's what the guest speaker from the Center of Weight Management-Park Rapids, MN said..."there are two things that cause stretching #1 carbonated drinks and #2 pushing food through too fast by drinking with or too soon after food consumption."  Nobody in the group challenged her answer probably cause we were all sitting there guilty of both offenses a time or two :/

Cicerogirl, The PhD
Version

on 10/16/13 9:02 pm - OH

It's a shame no one spoke up because now she will continue to spout nonsense to others!  I know people have different personalities, but I don't understand why "guilt" over having done one or both items would keep an entire group silent about BS from someone who is SUPPOSED to know what she is talking about.

Lora

 7 years out and maintaining 190 pounds lost!  

“You don't drown by falling in the water.  You drown by staying there.”

 

molly3613
on 10/17/13 6:24 am - TX
RNY on 01/24/13

I was going too post this morning and ask where Lora was. And here you are.  Silent for a while but back now.  Very good

 

    

Cicerogirl, The PhD
Version

on 10/18/13 7:06 am - OH

On vacation...

Lora

 7 years out and maintaining 190 pounds lost!  

“You don't drown by falling in the water.  You drown by staying there.”

 

PetHairMagnet
on 10/18/13 6:47 am
RNY on 05/13/13
On October 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM Pacific Time, ****rogirl wrote:

It's a shame no one spoke up because now she will continue to spout nonsense to others!  I know people have different personalities, but I don't understand why "guilt" over having done one or both items would keep an entire group silent about BS from someone who is SUPPOSED to know what she is talking about.

Lora

Pretty close to what I was thinking!!

    

HW333--SW 289--GW of 160 5' 11" woman.  I only know the way I know & when you ask for input/advice, you'll get the way I've been successful through my surgeon & nutritionist. Please consult your surgeon & nutritionist for how to do it their way.  Biggest regret? Not doing this 10 years ago! Every day is better than the day before...and it was a pretty great day!

        

    

    

sarah_durso
on 10/16/13 8:49 pm

Our NUT said it will not stretch the pouch. But in cause very uncomfortable pains. I've experienced them !!! I have one here and there.  

 

            

        
debbysjourney
on 10/17/13 6:49 am
RNY on 10/14/13

Wow, this is sooo good to read!!  I've heard that too about the stretching of the pouch/sleeve.  (My husband had the sleeve.)  I've never actually ask the Dr., but the NUT's have said that.  I love Diet coke caffeine free!  I can see the bubbles giving you gas though.  

Debbie  

    
dirks34
on 10/17/13 7:14 am
RNY on 10/31/12

Thanks for the input everyone...good to know. Personally I just have a sip of my husbands once in awhile to satisfy my cravings.

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; a optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty"- Winston Churchill

          

        

            
White_ Dove
on 10/17/13 7:26 am
I was at a pre-op meeting where they did a demonstration of how carbonation would stretch your pouch. They filled a small balloon with Coke, tied the end in a knot and put it in a clear bowl. During the meeting the balloon burst from the carbonation. It was a very real reminder for me for a long time that the pouch would stretch from carbonation. Later someone pointed out that our pouch has an opening on both ends and cannot hold the bubbles in. So the answer is No.
Melanie C.
on 10/17/13 8:06 am

I had lapband surgery 4 years ago. They told me that drinking carbonated drinks will stretch the pouch, but I drink diet Mt. Dew all the time and when I had my appointment with the surgeon about gastric bypass he did an upper GI and said that everything look about my band looks great, no erosions, no slips, no stretching and the band is still in the right place. The nutritionist I saw a few weeks ago told me that when I have gastric I cant drink carbonation because it will stretch the pouch I was wondering how true that is.

poet_kelly
on 10/18/13 8:39 am - OH

I suggest finding a registered dietician that actually understands the anatomy of a gastric bypass, since this nutritionist clearly does not.

View more of my photos at ObesityHelp.com          Kelly

Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor.  Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me.  If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her.    Check out my blog.