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Sudden weight gain after surgery

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 39 years experience
Eating: Any weight gain after a laparoscopic procedure would be directly to caloric consumption and lack of activity to burn calories.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
Dr. Ben Fergusonanswered
General Surgery 10 years experience
No: If anything, you may lose weight as you recover from the operation in the hospital. Sitting in a hospital bed can reduce your muscle mass, and the rec... Read More
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
No: Only if you eat a lot.
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Not really: You shouldn't gain weight after surgery. If you lie around in bed or on the couch and don't do any activity you must limit your daily caloric intake ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
No: Sorry, there is no way to permanently increase breast size. Breasts can get larger in pregnancy but they do.Shrink after delivery.
A member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Water?: Could be due to generalize water retention after the operation. This will go away as you go through the recovery period. May last 1-3 weeks. This depe... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
Inactivity?: Knee surgery limits the amount of activity one can do and may contribute to weight gain. Other factors to consider is fluid retention or medications ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Valente
General Surgery 34 years experience
Very possible: Gallbladder symptoms include pain, nausea and loose bowels after fatty foods. Many folks naturally eat less and stick to low fat foods to avoid the p... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Possibly.: Assuming you have high blood calcium from one or more abnormal parathyroid glands successful surgery may improve memory and brain function but may hav... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Activity: Your activity level has changed. You spent more time at home. When you regain strength and add exercises and diet restrictions your weight will stabil... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
First make sure: you are euthyroid ( means taking correct dose of thyroid hormone and to normal levels ) Eat well balanced diet , eat less cut calories and go to gy... Read More
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Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 19 years experience
Maybe: Abdominal swelling can be normal up to 4-6 weeks after surgery due to the inflammation and healing from the inside where surgery was done as well as b... Read More

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