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I am 5 1/2 months post-op, and in the last week or two I have been experiencing discomfort and even low level aching in the left side of my stomach in the area of my port. Is this normal? I feel it most when I am sitting or leaning to the left or bending over. :blink: It isn't excrutiating or anything, but it is noticeable. Has anyone else had this feeling, being this far post-op? My last fill was over a month ago, so I dont think it has anything to do with that. If anyone has any experience with this feeling please let me know. I'm a little uneasy about it....

--Bethany :unsure:

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Bethany

You look fabulous! Your pictures are amazing. I have no idea why you would be having port pain this long after surgery? Did you start any new exercise programs? New machines at the gym? Have you been sick lately? coughing? Any pb'ing or throwing up? Picking up a child/ren?

I started doing the elliptical with arms at the gym and when I did it for an hour last week my stomach was sore for about an hour afterwards. NOt really my port area but close enough that I thought I might have pulled something. It went away in a couple hours though. I notice that when I exercise strenuously I did feel a mild discomfort but it goes away. I am almost 7 months banded.

Might want to check w/ your Doc ?

Let us know.

Keep up the great work!

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Mindy,

Thank you so much for your sweet compliments! You look STUNNING!!! The only thing I can think of is that about a month ago my hubby and I were playing around wrestling, and he picked me up and tried to sling me over his shoulder. I couldnt scream fast enough that he had just put all of my weight smack dab on my port. He realized it too and put me down just as fast as he could without throwing me and apologized profusely. It was sore for a couple days then was fine and I thought nothing of it. Fast forward to now when it's bothering me again. I guess I will have to get a flouro maybe and make sure everything is ok. I haven't had flouro yet, so maybe its time, even if only for my piece of mind. Thank you so much for your reply. Oh, and keep up the great work!! You look absolutely incredible!!

--Bethany :D

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Hi, you look great. I was banded May 14, and I always have port pain. It's more of an annoyance than anything, Mine is tilted and sticks out quit a bit

and seems to ache more after I eat. I plan on going back to OCC and have it placed lower once I lose all my weight. It's nothing I can't live with. I also

work out quit a bit, so I figure thats why.

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I am 5 1/2 months post-op, and in the last week or two I have been experiencing discomfort and even low level aching in the left side of my stomach in the area of my port. Is this normal? I feel it most when I am sitting or leaning to the left or bending over. :blink: It isn't excrutiating or anything, but it is noticeable. Has anyone else had this feeling, being this far post-op? My last fill was over a month ago, so I dont think it has anything to do with that. If anyone has any experience with this feeling please let me know. I'm a little uneasy about it....

--Bethany :unsure:

Absolutely gorgeous! Could be just a tug having lost all that weight?

Jann

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Im 5 weeks Banded, and I know I shouldn't be complaing so soon but how long does majority of Bander port soreness last? It aches all the time and feels much better when I elongate my toro. It feels like its really right under my skin and you can really feel something foregin is inside you.

Thanks for the feedback!

Cheers,

Tara

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Im 5 weeks Banded, and I know I shouldn't be complaing so soon but how long does majority of Bander port soreness last? It aches all the time and feels much better when I elongate my toro. It feels like its really right under my skin and you can really feel something foregin is inside you.

Thanks for the feedback!

Cheers,

Tara

I was banded on Sept 2. I am sitting here and before I even read this post I was thinking to myself that the port area is really sensitive today. Like my skin was rubbed raw. I guess this is just one of the things that we need to live with.

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I was banded on Sept 2. I am sitting here and before I even read this post I was thinking to myself that the port area is really sensitive today. Like my skin was rubbed raw. I guess this is just one of the things that we need to live with.

I was banded in June and was very aware of my port in the first couple of months. Now, unless I happen to touch it I forget it's even there.

Jann

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OH MY GOODNESS you guys!!! :lol: Just having all these replies to my question is such a relief already. You start to think you are the only one going through this then all of the sudden, BAM! I look on here and have like 6 or 7 replies to my question. It truly makes me feel like I have a circle of support around me, and I am so thankful. :wub: YOYODIETER--After reading your reply, it hit me. Your description of your port is EXACTLY what mine feels like...tilted and close to the surface. I have always wondered if this is normal and am SOOO relieved to hear I'm not the only one who's port is placed in this manner. You have eased my mind more than you could imagine, and I so appreciate it. The first time I went in for a fill the lady that does my fills asked if I had a general idea where my port was located. I said, "Yes, I know exactly where it is. You can feel it without even really pressing." She said, "Oh, I don't think so honey, you should't really be able to feel your port. :-? People who do this everyday can feel it, only because they know what they are feeling for. But you'd have to press like crazy to find it." I said, "Ok, then...feel for yourself." SHE FREAKED OUT. She said, "Wow, you were right (I know lol). I have never felt a port so close to the surface! You will be easy as pie to fill!" Anyhoo, my aching port problem is really starting to make sense now. Thank you all so much for taking the time to write back to me and explain how your port feels. By the way--TARA2SASSY4U, my port also feels much better if I'm either standing up, or sitting absolutely straight up. Elongating my torso, like you, feels much better. Maybe it's God's way of saying I need to work on my posture! :lol:

Thanks again everyone... LOVE YOU ALL !!!

--Bethany (I'm thinkin' PAIN IN THE PORT should be my new forum screenname :P )

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TO IMWITHTHEBAND,

Yes I feel the exactly same- god is telling me to sit up and stand up straight! I may have to get my workstation adjusted to a sit stand so I can work on the posture. Thanks for posting you question! All of you offer great insight...

Cheers,

Tara

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OH MY GOODNESS you guys!!! :lol: Just having all these replies to my question is such a relief already. You start to think you are the only one going through this then all of the sudden, BAM! I look on here and have like 6 or 7 replies to my question. It truly makes me feel like I have a circle of support around me, and I am so thankful. :wub: YOYODIETER--After reading your reply, it hit me. Your description of your port is EXACTLY what mine feels like...tilted and close to the surface. I have always wondered if this is normal and am SOOO relieved to hear I'm not the only one who's port is placed in this manner. You have eased my mind more than you could imagine, and I so appreciate it. The first time I went in for a fill the lady that does my fills asked if I had a general idea where my port was located. I said, "Yes, I know exactly where it is. You can feel it without even really pressing." She said, "Oh, I don't think so honey, you should't really be able to feel your port. :-? People who do this everyday can feel it, only because they know what they are feeling for. But you'd have to press like crazy to find it." I said, "Ok, then...feel for yourself." SHE FREAKED OUT. She said, "Wow, you were right (I know lol). I have never felt a port so close to the surface! You will be easy as pie to fill!" Anyhoo, my aching port problem is really starting to make sense now. Thank you all so much for taking the time to write back to me and explain how your port feels. By the way--TARA2SASSY4U, my port also feels much better if I'm either standing up, or sitting absolutely straight up. Elongating my torso, like you, feels much better. Maybe it's God's way of saying I need to work on my posture! :lol:

Thanks again everyone... LOVE YOU ALL !!!

--Bethany (I'm thinkin' PAIN IN THE PORT should be my new forum screenname :P )

Wow, what you don't learn in here. I've always known exactly where my port is and always been able to feel it through my skin. I thought that was normal. It doesn't bother me and you can't see it so I'm not at all worried about it.

Jann

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My port will ache when I've dropped alot of weight in a short period of time, like 5 pounds in a week or two. I always chalked it up to my skin being a bit looser and pulling on the port. I've found sitting with proper posture to be the best help. I keep a balance ball at work and use it for a chair when this happens. Once the skin on my belly firms up a bit it goes away.

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