Hi Stacy. I am not sure about the pouch leak, but I am finding out that gas is a serious side effect from wls that is not mentioned by most doctors. I am 6 years post op and have been dealing with this issue. My pouch has been xrayed several times and is perfectly fine. No leaking. Hope this relieves some of your fears, but if you are newly post op and still having trouble with gas in the a.m. it is probably best to call your doc. I have tried everything, but some people have had good luck with the charcoal pills (OTC in the isle with the heartburn meds). Some people also have problems with artificial sweeteners, so watch how much of that you are getting. But, it does seem to be a normal thing. I just wish docs would be more honest about that. Hope this helps ease your mind some. Lori.