On February 3, 2010 at 10:31 PM Pacific Time, SamOH wrote:
Hi fellow banders!
I know this has been said before but I couldn't seem to find it....
Well, I've had my first fill about 2 weeks ago. I've had a few episodes of getting "stuck" and some heartburn, but never any throwing up.
My question is that on the outside of my stomach, I feel like I can see a little swollen area/circle of skin right where my port is located underneath. Has anyone ever had this before?? Does it go away?? What does it mean?
Thanks as always for all your help!!
I'm in my fourth year since getting my band (obviously Lapband based on when I had my surgery, but the devices are similar enough). When did you have surgery? It's always a good idea to let your doctor know if you have redness, or swelling in the area by your port. That's one of the things doctors like to be aware of so they can monitor.
Let me know if you have any other questions.