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A 38-year-old female asked:

Had gastric bypass in '04, bowel obstruction in '09 & hernia in '12. surgeries for each. 10/14 i started with upper ab pain, 10/15 vomited bile. pain's constant 3/4 at times 8/10. what should i do?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
See your Doctor NOW: I would see your doctor urgently or consider going to the er-or at least call your surgeon and let them know-now.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
See your surgeon: Vomiting bile after a gastric bypass is unusual, but does happen. You could be having intermittent symptoms of another bowel obstruction, internal hernia, or intussusception. May need some tests to help make the diagnosis. Ideally, see the surgeon that performed the gastric bypass.

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