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    What causes leaks and how do you know if you have one??
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    Default Re: Leaks??

    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!



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    Default Re: Leaks??

    I've heard the same thing that Shelle stated. Eating food too soon can be a cause of a leak. If you are experiencing pain in your stomach area and sweats, you should either contact your surgeon's office or go to an ER. A leak can be very serious.



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    Sorry to worry yall, but im fine! I was just curious. My dr didnt really talk to me about leaks and i was curious. I didnt have a swallow test that i know of so i just wanted some other input.
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    Default Re: Leaks??

    Not all docs do swallow tests. Some do an inflation test while you are still under. Mine did both....
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    Default Re: Leaks??

    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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