I had lap band in 2007. Everything seems to be working fine with the exception that occasionally I have moderate to severe stomach pain (seems to be below the band) after eating or sometimes drinking. I will have a lot of belching but it or GasX does not seem to ease the pain. This is usually accompanied by a bout of uncontrolled dry heaves. This will last a day or more, and then be fine for several weeks or more. What can this be?
New Boston, TX
Answered by Dr. Ron Hekier
The first thing that I would suggest you do is to visit your LapBand physician and go over your symptoms.
Generally you should have no discomfort while eating and I suspect your LapBand might be a bit too tight if you have stomach pain after eating or sometimes drinking.
We’ve written about having a Lap Band too tight on several places on this site. Here is one link to an article about a Lap Band that is too tight.