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After Gastric Bypass Problem Gas Flatus Flatulence Belching Burping
I had gastric bypass 2 years ago. I'm having horrible gas problems. I started taking active charcoal pills, am i harming myself?
Gastric bypass: After having gastric bypass surgery it is important to stay on the recommended diet and not vary from it. This can cause gas, and other problems. Also drink plenty of water or healthy fluids to stay adequately hydrated. If you do both of these and still have problems then follow with your surgeon. ...Read more
Every time we have sex, my girlfriend gets severe gas pains! why? She's 41 & has not had any kids. She used to be overweight before her gastric bypass!
Gas pains: It might be coincidental in relation to happening after intercourse. However, gastric bypass patients can get bacterial overgrowth which can cause gas pains, excessive gas production, and foul smelling gas. She can get a simple breath test to determine if she has it. Treatment is fairly simple. Sometimes just taking probiotics can help. Other times it requires rifaximin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had gastric bypass surgery 3 days ago now I am having some pain in my right upper chest.could thi be gas or should I worry about a PE? no leg pain
Yes, it's possible!: Your chest pain can be from any of the following causes: PE, heart attack, heartburn, ulcer, pneumonia, pneumothorax, medication reaction, or other causes. You should call your surgeon ASAP for immediate consultation. If they are unavailable then go to ER immediately for evaluation for possible PE or other causes. ...Read more
Three months after triple bypass heart surgery my dad has chest discomfort. He says it feels like gas pressure and causes belching.Cause for concern?
Frequent burping. Mostly after meal or taking water when some food (liq/solid) comes back to food pipe. Gas,mild nausea,no vomitng. Rarely pinchng pain near gastric zone.Dr rx PPI. Blood HB is OK. Bowel 2/day. Is this symptm of gastric outlet cancer?
I have long time post prandial reflux whre food/liquid comes up w/ burp.GP Rx PPi's . Its helping mostly but mild nausea/wet burp,gas is still thre. No vomiting, mild pinching pain in gastric area sometime. Blood HB/Panc profile ok. Is it Gastric CA?
Very unlikely: It sounds like you are on the right track. The PPIs have helped, but you still have some residual reflux symptoms. This is common and may be improved by diet or other lifestyle approaches (elevate head of bed, etc). However, with persistent symptoms you should have an upper endoscopy (EGD) to assess the esophagus and stomach on treatment, and this procedure would also screen for gastric cancer. ...Read more
I had gastric bypass surgery on may 2nd 2012 and it's been great up till now I have and belching and having stomach pains radiating around my back?
Biliary colic: These may be new symptoms unrelated to the bariatric surgery. Weight loss increases risk and incidence of gallstones. Gallstones can cause biliary colic: belching, bloating, upper abdominal pain after eating fatty foods that radiates into back. Okay to get see your doc. An ultrasound of the gallbladder can lead to a diagnosis. Avoid big meals and fatty meals until you can get evaluated. ...Read more