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Bleeding Ulcers Caused From Gastric Bypass Surgery
I had gastric bypass surgery can I get a ulcer in the bypassed stomach or just pouch or sm. intestine? I have a jejunal ulcer but pain under left ribs
Yes: i very often recommend taking anti acid the first 6 months after surgery ...Read more
My veins are really dark and show through out my whole body. Could this be a cause for concern? Have had bad health since gastric bypass surgery!
Weight loss: The veins may be more visible from the weight loss. The benefits of the weight loss however far outweigh the risks of the excess weight. It depends of course how much weight you've lost, when you had the bypass, and your medical conditions. I would suggest you call your surgeon for a follow-up evaluation and see if they have any suggestions. Hope this helps! ...Read more
No: Bowing of your legs is due, most likely, to arthritis, not to the gastric surgery. Increased weight can cause increased joint wear and changes in your mechanical axis. The weight reduction likely is currently reducing your symptoms, but arthritis and mechanical axis malalignment is common in the general population in your age group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had small sliding hiatal hernia 4/12. 3/27/13 i was hit from behind in car accident with seatbelt on 4/2/13 had gastric bypass surgery; found large paraesophageal hernia.Can the accident cause this?
It is possible: It is possible, but difficult to know 100%. It would be helpful to know how large the hernia was at the time if you gastric bypass, something your surgeon would know. You should see your surgeon anyway to help guide you on what to do about the paraesophageal hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No matter what I eat or how much I eat I get nauseated. I had gastric bypass surgery 18 months ago. What could be causing my nausea?
Gallstones or ulcer: Nausea after gastric bypass is not normal. Most common is small stones or sludge in gallbladder. Also consider ulcer (must avoid aspirins and tobacco). Less common might include bowel obstruction, medication-related, and constipation. Of course, you will need to see your doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had the gastric bypass surgery, is it safe to have an MRI without causing and problems from my surgery?
Rarely needed. : A takedown or reversal of a gastric bypass is feasible, but quite rare (only 1/1000). Usually, there is some other problem (gallstones, ulcer, obstruction) that can be fixed, rather than reversal. Even a temporary feeding tube for a few months would be preferable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complications: The worst complication is a leak which occurs 3% of the time nationwide (but about .5% of the time if you go a very experienced surgeon). Bleeding, infection, bowel obstruction, anesthesia complications are others, and these typically occur at 1% or less of the time. It is a safe operation, but go to someone that has done thousands of them. For example, my group has done over 5000. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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