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   Posted 3/11/2013 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Was told by my surgeon that I wouldn't be able to burp an gas would come out another way, I've been reading other people's stories and some can burp and some can't I know this depends on the tightness of the wrap, I don't really like the idea of producing smelly pumps all the time.

Is this the case ??

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 3/11/2013 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Gas isn't always smelly. It depends on what you eat. You can google smelly gas or smelly gas foods.

I can now burp some. I'd be worried if I could get it all up, thinking that the wrap wasn't working. It took a few months after the surgery when the swelling went down to know if there was going to be any problem. It wasn't bad. I just don't eat asparagus if I have to be in public.

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   Posted 3/11/2013 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Stucowley,
The biggest gas problem is during the early months of recovery.  Once things settle down, the gas decreases.  Yes, some can burp, and that reduces the amount of bloating and gas.  I was told I wouldn't be able to burp, but began little burps while still in the hospital. 
The swelling of the wrap creates more bloating and doesn't allow the stomach to burp itself.  Once healing progresses, the swelling decreases, and things get better.  I have never found gas issues to be bad.
Good luck,
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