What causes leaks and how do you know if you have one??
eating food before you're supposed to will cause a leak. heavy lifting can also cause problems. from dr. Alvarez's book "signs of a leak are: increasing abdominal pain, fevers, sweats, difficulty breathing, rapid heart beat, chills, elevation in white blood cell count" i hope you are ok. keep us updated!
My doc did both tests as well. First one was when I was still under anesthesia and the other test was the next morning. Smoking can also cause leaks also, even several months post op..... Primarily though it is advancing foods too soon. Stick with full liquids first two weeks post op and slowly advance to puree then on to solids.
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Beginning weight: 324; Pre-op loss: 33 lbs; Weight on day of surgery: 291
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