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Bowel Obstruction Symptoms After Gastric Bypass
Had gastric bypass in '04, bowel obstruction in '09 & hernia in '12. Surgeries for each. 10/14 I started with upper ab pain, 10/15 vomited bile. Pain's constant 3/4 at times 8/10. What should I do?
See your Doctor NOW: I would see your doctor urgently or consider going to the er-or at least call your surgeon and let them know-now. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...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
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?
Is it normal not to have bowel movement every day after the gastric bypass. I got it 4 years ago and I stay constipated and I drink plenty of water.
See below: Constipation is also seen in patients following bariatric surgery. This occurs more commonly after LAGB and RNYGBP and is less likely with DS, although it may occur in rare cases with DS. It is usually due to insufficient intake of water, and may be corrected by diligent attention to water ingestion and the addition of fiber products like Metamucil or Fibercon. ...Read more
I had gastric bypass surgery in 2006. I was wondering if it is normal to have green bowel movements. I have them several times a month for like the past year or so. It is most noticeable the week around my period. Is this normal?
Interesting: If occurring several times a month, not likely associated with your period (unless it is also occurring several times a month?). If no other symptoms (pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, weight loss) then reassuring. Associated with certain foods/beverages (food dyes?). Might want to keep symptom and food diary to see if link. Would also discuss with your surgeon. Hope this helps. Good luck. Dr R ...Read more
I had gastric bypass (rouxeny)in 2010. Lately, I have been passing what looks like a casing. Varies from an in to as long as 10in. It is mixed with my bowel movement, but is white and shiny. There is no head or tail to it that would indicate a tape worm. I
See dr: Sounding like casing- but collect it and bring to dr. ...Read more
I had gas bypass in 2002, 6 weeks later back in er, 4 yrs now I have a transient bowel obstruction noyhing ca be done but I'm bloated, nauseas always!?
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
I had a gastric bypass in 2003, then a tummy tuck in 2005. In 2012 I had bowl obstructions and had explo. Surg. It feels like tuck was let loose.
More info: More info about the symptoms as well as knowledge of the details if the previous operation such as incision type and location, and a physical exam are really necessary to provide a reasonable answer to whether or not there is a serious problem or this is a normal postoperative sensation. You should see your surgeon it primary care doc to find out. Hope this helps. ...Read more
On a CAT scan for kidney stones fecalization of distal ileum possibly early obstruction was picked up. I am 61. two years post gastric bypass with two?
Tough to answer:
I wasn't able to see the remainder of your question due to the character limit, but small bowel obstructions are usually diagnosed with clinical findings in combination with radiographic findings. Just hearing about your CAT scan findings isn't enough to say whether or not you could have "early obstruction". Would be happy to discuss further via inbox consult if you wish. Hope this helps. ...Read more
It can be.: The most common symptoms include cramping, generalized abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and the absence of any passage of stool or gas. We call this last symptom obstipation, and it is a very important predictor of the severity of the episode. In some cases, the pain becomes constant and severe--this may represent a compromised blood supply to the bowel, requiring emergency surgery. ...Read more
I was wondering what are some symptoms of a bowel obstruction and what would they do for treatment?
Try Bagel Test: After a bypass, you can test your pouch size and emptying by a bagel test. Eat mini bagels until full (in morning without any fluids). Record number of bagels (could be up to two for normal). Then wait 30 minutes. Don't drink anything. Try eating mini bagels again. Ideally, most of the pouch should still be full and you should only be able to eat one. ...Read more
I just had a bowel obstruction and surgery for the first time in my life dr said should have never happened. A week later I am having same symptoms c?
See your Dr: If you are developing the same symptoms as before the surgery you should see your surgeon or ER doctor as soon as possible. It's unlikely you have another bowel obstruction and more likely your bowels have not "woken up" completely yet, but to be sure you should have some x-rays at the very least. ...Read more
Several: Abdominal colicky pain, abdominal distention, no stool or flatus, nausea, fever, vomitting. Initially, they need to confirm obstruction with an exam and an xray or ct scan. Then initially will be treated with complete bowel rest (nothing by mouth) and IV fluids, with or without a nasogastric tube. If it doesn't resolve in 24 hours surgery may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Today I started to smell metal, I do not have any symptoms of sinusitis, I am not on any medication except vitamins for gastric bypass?
A few causes: The first thing I think of is your vitamins. Do they contain zinc, copper, or chromium? If so, this may be the source and you may need to change formulations. Periodontal disease or tooth decay can contribute. Sometimes women in early pregnancy note a metallic taste. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Incomplete bowel obstruction? Feels like a blockage or the colon closes after halfway through the bowel. No other symptoms, stool is fine.
Constipation?: It sounds like you have the feeling of incomplete stool evacuation during a bowel movement. A bowel obstruction usually is a mechanical obstruction on the intestine caused by scar tissue from previous operations, hernias, masses in the intestine, ect. If constipated I recommend increasing the fiber and water in your diet, and add a stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium). If symptoms continue, see a md. ...Read more
If truly obstructed: This can be a medical emergency and needs diagnosis immediately and prompt treatment initiation. Go to the ER if you can't be seen today by your doctor. ...Read more
Vomiting,: Pain, distension.Get a more detailed answer ›
I bloat (heavily) after every meal with a large history of bowel obstruction/resection (2 emer. Surger in 2 years). Symptoms to watch for to go to er?
These are symptoms: That should make u seek emergency care- worsening and persistent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, fever. God bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/tc/bowel-obstruction-topic-overviewhttp://www. Constipationexperts. Co.Uk/blog/2013/05/8-herbs-for-constipation. Html http://www. Constipationexperts. Co.Uk/blog/2013/05/8-herbs-for-constipation. Html. ...Read more
I need some answers about current symptoms I am having. I am a recovering alcoholic. I have only been sober for 11 days. I also had a gastric bypass in 2004. I was drinking a 5 liter box of wine a day and prior I was drinking vodka. Within the last 4
There is no?: Unfortunately, both in the posting of questions and in our answers, we are limited to the space of a tweet. You need to find a shorter way to express yourself in asking a question. Am glad to hear you are working a program and have had 11 24 hours of sobriety. ...Read more
Crampy pain, nausea: Bowel obstruction usually begins with loss of appetite and crampy pain in the abdomen. Usually, bowel gas and bowel movements slow down, and in some cases completely stop. Since food and saliva can't go anywhere, vomiting usually occurs. Most people who have a bowel obstruction have had previous surgery. ...Read more
Numerous: Abdominal pain, distention, lack of passage of stool or gas, nausea, vomitting, fever, loss of appetite. If in doubt, do not delay in seeking medical attention either at your doctor or the emrgencey room. If confirmed, initial treatment is bowel rest, most reolve but some will require surgical intervention if they don't resolve with bowel rest. ...Read more
Yes: Small bowel obstruction is typically the result of a blockage of one's small bowel and presents with symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. This is typically caused by adhesions or scar tissue as a result of previous surgery. It is typically treated conservatively with bowel rest (nothing by mouth) and IV fluids. Surgery may be necessary at times. ...Read more
Pain and distension: First comes abdominal pain followed by abdominal swelling + tenderness. Then vomiting of stomach contents followed by greenish (bile)vomiting. May feel like passing flatus, but cannot + bowel movements will cease. Abdominal sounds will be absent due to ileus. Plain abdominal xray will demonstrate distended bowel loops with "air fluid levels. See dr. For severe pain, abdo distension + green vomitus. ...Read more
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
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