These complications require additional tests for evaluation and may require medications or surgery to treat. Intragastric balloon is associated with the following risks:

  • Abdominal pain in first 2-5 days- usually cramping related to your body trying to eliminate the device.
  • Nausea and vomiting in first 2-5 days- this is a limited reaction to the placement of the balloon. Symptoms are less if you take the medication prescribed for you.
  • A sensation of the balloon moving- more common with the single balloon. Some patients feel the balloon move but this is nothing worrisome.
  • Gas belching or bloating.
  • Bad breath- usually treated by drinking diet coke daily for 2-3 days- the acidity of the soda cleans the balloons.


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