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muscle cramps after gastric bypass surgery

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly.: You do not mention where the muscle spasms are. If it's abdominal muscle spasms it makes it more likely related to the gastric surgery. You can certai ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Most likely this is from a lack of water but it could also be from a vitamin deficiency. Have those levels checked and start taking vitamins.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Only : Precaution i can give is to avoid any heavy lifting or straining for 6 weeks after surgery. Otherwise enjoy your baby.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Bariatric surgery: Make sure that you are involved with a surgeon that runs a comprehensive program where patients are followed carefully. Ask to work with a nutritionis ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
36 years experience Bariatrics
Preferences change: The taste of food is not different. However, food preferences do sometimes change. Some people don't crave fatty foods the same. Hunger is decreased c ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Loss of physiology: Food normally is mixed with acid and mechanically broken down in the upper stomach. Small amounts are released through the antrum of the stomach, whi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
36 years experience Bariatrics
Yes, even safer: Pregnancy is perfectly safe after gastric bypass. In fact, many obese women have trouble getting pregnant until gastric bypass. Fertility improves alm ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Probably: Do not see any reason why not, but please check with your surgeon, who knows you well.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Sahawneh
28 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely : Symptoms also depends on type of bypass performed. Generally abdominal pain nausea vomiting Fever wt loss are s/s of something wrong with bypass
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
22 years experience Family Medicine
Calories, ulcers: Alcohol contains lots of calories and is not nutritional. After surgery, alcohol enters the bloodstream more quickly than before surgery. The intoxica ... Read More
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