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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?

9 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

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.

Answered 10/23/2013



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.

Answered 2/7/2016



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