A 26-year-old member asked:
i have stomach ulcers after gastric bypass and i have no desire to eat is that normal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Arthur Heller answered
42 years experience Gastroenterology
No, but not uncommon: Follow up with surgeon. Tested for h .Pylori? Can cause ulcers. Marginal ulcers usually on the intestinal side of the anastomosis (seam) not rare. Needs follow up, especially if interfering with oral intake, or if vomiting ( a big deal). See your doc.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Gregg Nishi answered
21 years experience Bariatrics
Ulcer gastric bypass: It is common for patients to have very little appetite after gastric bypass. Developing a marginal or anastomotic ulcer is also something that occasionally happens as well. It should be aggressively treated with a proton pump inhibitor (dexilant, protonix, (pantoprazole) prevacid, etc) and carafate. You also need to have an UGI and egd to make sure you don't have a gastro-gastric fistula causing the ulcers.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018
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