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I have had thoracic right sided pressure and discomfort, I am 4-5 years post op?

4 years post op lap band lost 85 lbs. last fill seemed little full, dr moved and have not fu with anyone for year. Having upper right side pressure and discomfort, cannot eat much few bites except for soft foods

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Slippage, Erosion or gallbladder stones

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The laparoscopic gastric band is a surgery that produces long-term complications and discomfort occasionally. You Might be having a band erosion or slippage, so you should visit a physician immediately to complete yourself an upper endoscopy and esophageal gastric transit. Another possibility is that these stones in the gallbladder so a fasting abdominal sonography could help.


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