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I had the gastric bypass 2007 and I have a anastomotic ulcer. I'm taking raniidine 150 and sucralfate 1 mg 3x/day. Suggestions?

I had the gastric bypass 2007 and I have a anastomotic ulcer. I'm taking raniidine 150 and sucralfate 1 mg 3x/day. Suggestions?

Be careful: If you smoke or take a lot of medication such as Ibuprofen (nsaids), then stop those things too. Make sure to stay in touch with your surgeon as well. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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I had the gastric bypass 2007 and I have a anastomotic ulcer. I 'm taking raniidine 150 and sucralfate 1 mg 3x/day. I in pain and 8yrs is too long?

I had the gastric bypass 2007 and I have a anastomotic ulcer. I 'm taking raniidine 150 and sucralfate 1 mg 3x/day. I in pain and 8yrs is too long?

It's too long: It's likely that you have an underlying cause of the ulcer that needs to be addressed. Cigarette smoking, alcohol, anti inflammatory medications are often the cause, but there are many other possibilities. See your bariatric specialist. ...Read more

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5 yrs. Postop gastric bypass, not able to have solid food 3 months, now passing old stool and have anastomotic ulcer. Blockage possible?

Anastomotic ulcer: Yes. A blockage or narrowing of your gastro jejunal anastomosis can occur if you have an anastomotic ulcer. The ulcer needs to be aggressively treated with proton pump inhibitors and carafate (sucralfate). Also make sure you are not taking any nsaids or smoking. ...Read more

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I have stomach ulcers after gastric bypass and I have no desire to eat is that normal?

I have stomach ulcers after gastric bypass and I have no desire to eat is that normal?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do about an ulcer i develped after having gastric bypass ?

What can I do about an ulcer i develped after having gastric bypass  ?

Medication first : Start by eliminating any irritants such as tobacco, nsaids or alcohol. Typically ulcers at the anastomosis can be treated with medication such as a proton pump inhibitor(ie Prilosec or protonix) and carafate (sucralfate). 6-8 weeks of treatment should allow the ulcer to resolve. If not, may need to revise the anastomosis to improve blood flow or reduce tension or provide healthier tissue. ...Read more

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I am almost 7 years out from gastric bypass in 2007. I have upper left quad abd pain and cannot lay on my left side. What could this be? Bowel, ulcer?

I am almost 7 years out from gastric bypass in 2007. I have upper left quad abd pain and cannot lay on my left side. What could this be? Bowel, ulcer?

Abdominal pain: It could be an ulcer in your gastric pouch. It could be a gastro-gastric fistula. It could be an ulcer in your gastric remnant. It could be an internal hernia. You need to see your surgeon. If a ct scan is normal, then get an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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I am having epigastric pain with excessive belching that leads into rlq abd pain. I have had a gastric bypass done 8 yrs ago and a ulcer. What's wrong?

Ulcer or GB : The pain in upper abdomen could be an ulcer. You absolutely must avoid tobacco and Aspirin compounds. Might also be due to sludge or stones in gallbladder. You should see your surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass 2008, peptic ulcer since 2009, quit smoking seven weeks ago, pain is much worse and more often than before. Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

Gastric bypass 2008, peptic ulcer since 2009, quit smoking seven weeks ago, pain is much worse and more often than before. Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

Need close follow-up: When symptoms like pain get worse, the questions include: is the disease spreading, is the medication no longer working, is there a new problem, etc.? An ulcer 3 years ago should have healed. Is there a problem with recurrent gastritis or repeat ulcers? Is there stomach cancer, or is there a gallstone problem? A G.I. Specialist can recheck to figure things out. Another endoscopy may be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more