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will i lose or gain weight after a colectomy?

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Dr. Jay Singh
Dr. Jay Singh answered
30 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Both: Weight loss of 5 to 15 pounds is common during the week of and after the colon resection but then by 6 weeks most people should start to gain the weight back. If you are hoping to lose weight, this is not my recommended program but it can kick start one.
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Initially: You will lose a lot of weight depending how long until you can restart diet and you will need extra calories to recover.
Answered on Aug 20, 2018

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