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    Default Sleeve Size??

    Does anyone know an exact measurement for what size sleeve they received? I believe they refer to it as a bouge. I asked at my appt last week and i was told 36MM so i just wanted to compare and see what others knew.

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    They told me a 32



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    Default Re: Sleeve Size??

    I had a 36fr (french - the usual measurement for a bougie).
    But there really isn't an exact size.
    They use the bougie as a guide but some stomachs are longer (or shorter) vertically than others.
    The doc will judge to get the right pouch/sleeve size.
    I am 9 mo out and can squeeze in 5 oz if it's liquidy food, only 3 of of dense protein.
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    Note that my responses here are from the viewpoint of a female 3 yrs out from surgery, with post bariatric hypoglycemia. I am not a medical professional. Lowest wt after surgery, 218 at 9 mo out.

    Best NSV yet - fitting on a kid's amusement park ride with my 4 yr old grandson!

    re: my avatar -- CFIDS =ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyletis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Also diagnosed with post-bariatric reactive hypoglycemia; and chronic gastritis (both sleeve related).

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    Default Re: Sleeve Size??

    My doc told me 34-36, said 32 has a higher chance of causing an obstruction



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    Oh my I hope not, now hat worries me, I had an obstruction once not fun



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    Default Re: Sleeve Size??

    I have a 32 bouge.



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    How are you doing with all this, no problems , prayers for you and your loved ones



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    Default Re: Sleeve Size??

    Mine is a 32 - no issues or problems in 10 weeks


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    Default Re: Sleeve Size??

    My doctor used a 40 bougie. This is a question that I didn't ask before the surgery (my mistake).

    However, my weight loss rate is fine. I am not a super star in losing weight but I am okay with it.
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    I have a 32 as well. It feels completely fine. I am able to eat adequately, have never had anything get stuck, don't have heartburn, etc. I am glad it's small.


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    Wow that makes me feel a little more at ease, thanks everyone



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    My 32 is great! No complications whatsoever! Down 64 pounds in 13 weeks.



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    Default Re: Sleeve Size??

    Mine was a 34, no problems, but I am only a week out.



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    Default Re: Sleeve Size??

    My Doc uses a 40 and I have no problems. His philosophy is he would rather me be a little more comfortable and loose the wieght a little slower than have problems. I was worried at first because I was eating solids my 2nd week out and my loss was a little slower than most, but its working fine. I'm down 46 pounds in 42 days (14 day pre op & 28 since sleeve) so I am good with it. I can also eat 4 oz. of meat, 1/4 cup starch, 1/4 cup veggies and I am full. I do that 3 times a day with a small snack in between and its still coming off. I just started walking last week and if I get my protien and water in it just falls off. Hope this helps.



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    Mine was 36 which I think is average. There is really very minimal difference, so I read. Frankly, I'm jealous and I'd love to have a 40! I of course want to lose weight but I want to be able to eat halfway normal too. Oops! Too late now!

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