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Blood In Stool After Gastric Bypass
Hi, I had a gastric bypass two months ago and when I go to the toilet blood isn’t in my stool but it comes out on it’s own at first or after?
A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube, the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more
I'm 5 year out gastric bypass surgery an I have blood in my stool sometime small blood clots what do this mean?
Need exam: This means you need to have an exam. Blood clots are not likely related to the gastric bypass. This may be related to hemorrhoids but may also be related to a host of other things in your GI tract some of which could be serious. You should talk to your local doctor. ...Read more
Since I made my gastric bypass surgery I have problems with low blood sugar what I must do with this. Should stop taking sweets please help me. Thanks?
Dumping syndrome: Gastric bypass results in very rapid absorption of sugars and then sudden drops call dumping syndrome eating smaller portions, less items with concentrated sugars like soda, avoiding liquids and eating complex carbs helps seek the assistance of nutritionist used to dealing with bypass patiens. ...Read more
If I have very low iron levels in my blood history of gastric bypass...and supplements aren't helping lunch, what would he the next best step?
Low iron levels: Your clinician needs to review your entire record, history, and complete an examination on you. This is a tricky situation. By your question, you are associating the bypass surgery with the iron deficiency. While you may be correct, there are other causes for iron deficiency, as with a myriad of colon problems (colon cancer, i.e.) that must be considered. Seek help as soon as possible. ...Read more
Had gastric bypass. I stay extremely thirsty but my blood sugar stays around 100. Anything I can do?
Pre op labs: Blood tests before surgery are basically safety checks. A hematocrit, white cell count, platelet count and electrolyte panel give a lot of information to the surgery team about how the patient's organs are functioning. Surgery and recovery are hard work for the organs, so any dysfunction (yet without symptoms) is important to know. ...Read more
What's the vitamin (s) requirement for pregnant gastric bypass patients? Adding a pre-natal on top of the vitamins I already take seems too much. Surgery was over five years ago. All blood work ok.
Is lisinopril safe to take if I've had gastric bypass surgery? If not, what other blood pressure medicine would you recommend?
Gastric bypass: Should not affect the safety or efficacy of the lisinopril. ...Read more
I had gastric bypass 6/2012 and today I am having minor surgery. My blood sugar is 46 they said not to eat after midnight but I don't have a stomach. Can I eat something or no? I'm worried
Hypoglycemia: Okay to treat your hypoglycemia with small glucose tablet, turn off your Insulin pump, lower long acting Insulin in preparation for surgery. The requirement to not eat, to have an empty stomach for surgery is for safety with control of your airway and anesthesia. Avoiding aspiration is essential to safe surgery. Be well. ...Read more
Having my period for 2 weeks will not go away really heavy and blood clots I did have gastric bypass surgery a year ago?
Need check up.:
Your gastric bypass a year ago cannot have a direct effect now.
If you are sexualy active you need to go to ER and let them check you out. If you are not sexually active, you need a detailed examination as well as blood work to check your hormones.
Good luck.. ...Read more
5 yrs. Postop gastric bypass, not able to have solid food 3 months, now passing old stool and have anastomotic ulcer. Blockage possible?
Can you use garcinia cambogia even after having had gastric bypass surgery 14 yrs ago and I'm also on a blood thinner. Eliquis and take metropolol?
This is a question-: -only your treating physician can answer. Talk to him/her. ...Read more
I'm F age 28 I weigh 200lbs 5, 4" I have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism I've tried everything to lose weight can I get gastric bypass surgery!
Perhaps: Your doctor can guide you through the process of attaining weight loss surgery. Provided they have exhausted all medical means and reversed hormonal causes you could be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Please see your doctor as soon as possible and good luck. ...Read more
I Had Gastric Bypass Surgery Rny and I'm having constipation problems my surgeon told me I could use stool softener I don't know witch one is good?
DSS: A commonly used stool softener is docussate sodium, or DSS (brand name Colace). Its a gel- capsule, and it softens and lubricates your stools. Increasing soluble fiber and drinking plenty of fluid is an even better and more healthy way to soften your stools. Add at least 2 tablespoons of soluble fiber (Metamucil, Citrucel, etc.) to a glass of juice or on cereal each day is usually enough. ...Read more
I am 1 year out from my gastric bypass. I am extremely constipated. I have tried stool softners, milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide). Suppositories, enema. Help...
Constipation: None of those will help unless you are drinking enough liquids. Constipation is very common among people who have had weight loss surgery. You need to make sure you are drinking at least 64 ounces of liquid (water is fine) a day. If that doesn't help, try taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily as well. The key is liquid intake. ...Read more
Injection given correctly? I recently underwent gastric bypass surgery. During the recovery I was given an injection in my stomach to prevent blood clots. A few days into my recovery I was given an injection in my arm for the the same thing. I was under t
This was: Probably Lovenox (enoxaparin) to help reduce the risk of developing blood clots in your calves. Usually given in the abdominal wall as a sub q injection. Check with the ordering physician as to the length of treatment recommended and the proper administration of lovenox (enoxaparin). ...Read more
Can Coumadin levels be accurately monitored by a finger stick instead of a blood draw? Following a roux-n-y gastric bypass I suffered a perforated ulcer, splenectomy, collapsed lung, disconnected bowel, numerous septic infections, 18 months of picc lines,
Yes. A finger stick: It sounds like you have suffered some real problems. I know it seems hard to believe, but you will likely have a full recovery. There is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: Blood in the stool is often a serious problem and msut be investigated as the cause can be simple as hemorrhoids or something very serious like cancer of the rectum or large intestine. So do not ignore it. Alchol itself is unlikely to be a direct cause, yet it can cause gastritis or stomach ulcers which tend to bleed. So better find out what is wrong before you get into a swerious or lifethreaten. ...Read more
See MD: If you are having constant blood in your stool you need an evaluation by a physician. That would include a history and physical examination. Possible lab work and likely a GI evaluation. May just be bad hemorrhoids or could be any number of other issues. Get evaluated. ...Read more
What happens if you don't seek medical attention when you have blood in stool after using an enema? Why do you need to seek medical care?
See answer: If you have been constipated and have noted some blood in the stool, the most likely cause at your age is bleeding internal hemorrhoids. If you have persistent blood in the stools you do need to be checked to be sure nothing else is the cause. The following link will discuss the causes for blood in the stool and Rx: http://bit. Ly/1KXooGn ...Read more
Blood in stool: Blood in stool is abnormal and must be explained. If it's a tiny amount of bright red blood not mixed with stool, most likely hemorrhoids or an anal fissure caused it. If there is much blood mixed with stool more serious possibilities include diverticulosis, inflammatory bowel disease or a growth in the colon. For persistent, heavy bleeding evaluation in the hospital emergency room is needed. ...Read more
When you stop: Using aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen and other nsaid's. In either case you need to see a GI doctor for proper evaluation and diagnosis and treatment. This could be something serious that is occult and only aggravate by the aleve (naproxen). Catching something bad early is your best shot at having a good prognosis. ...Read more
Irritating the fuse: Preperation H may be irritating the already inflammed blood vessels prone to bleed. Cortisone suppositories may help those calm down. An evaluation by your doctor if not done recently would be advisable for bleeding hemorrhoids uncontrolled by simple measures, to see if limited surgical options like banding etc may be more helpful. ...Read more
Nothing for now:
Blood in the stool is never "normal". However, colon cleansing can aggrevate hemorrhoids (swollen anal veins) and cause bleeding.
Warm baths with epsom salts and a cream like anusol will help.
However, if the bleeding persists, there may be a colon polyp or tumor that is bleeding. If so, please see a doctor for an exam.
All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more
Blood in stool is: Not related to your periods. I always tell my pts not to take this lightly. You will need a physical exam to assess your hemorrhoids or look for other anorectal diseases. If you haven't had a colonoscopy you will need that as well to look for any proximal source. Please follow up with a GI doctor. ...Read more
Is it normal to have blood in stool after 9 months of stoma reversal? He wasn't having any since the r reversal except 2 days ago
Is it normal to have blood in stool after having sex for the first time and after using the morning after pill?
Bloody stool: Yes you could have blood in the stool because ot the morning after pill or from a perforated hymen ...Read more
Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (Definition)
Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal fissure, and rarely, intussusception. ...Read more