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Can I Have Skim Milk After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Beer!: No, should not be drinking carbonated breverages because 1 you will feel uncomfortable from the gas and 2 they are empty calories that will make you regain weight. ...Read more
Yes, even safer: Pregnancy is perfectly safe after gastric bypass. In fact, many obese women have trouble getting pregnant until gastric bypass. Fertility improves almost immediately. Usually best to wait 6 months to get pregnant after bypass since losing weight so fast. I helped write an article about the safety here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/17161090/. ...Read more
Stays unless removed: Individuals undergoing bypass who lose a substantial amount of weight will often have excess skin.The extent is highly variable. If the excess skin is creating a health issue such as rashes or skin breakdown or the pt desires cosmesis, it can be surgically removed, otherwise can leave alone. Surgically excising is the only way to eliminate. Exercise may help some but won't completely eliminate. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
8-9 calories per lb: We have been doing indirect calorimetey on postop bariatric patients. We are finding a total metabolism of about 8-9 calories per pound. So, if you are now 200 lb, them you would ear about 1700 cal per day to maintain your weight. If you wanted to lose wt, then you can eat 1200-1400 cal per day. Eating 400 fewer cal per day would allow you to lose 1 pound in 9 days (3500 cal for 1 lb). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a abdominal open surgery for intestinal obstruction 4 months ago.Can i start drinking alcohol/ beer?
Yes: at this stage you should be back to normal and there should be no dietary resrictions ...Read more
3 years after my colon resection. I still have a lot of cramping and gas. Can I eat fiber after colon resection? Should I cook vegetables? Thank you.
Is it safe to fast during daytime (no food or water 19 hrs), I had surgery 4 years ago (adhesive intestinal obstruction). Surgery was also when fastin (phentermine)?
I had gastric bypass 4 years ago but I still have some 10 extra kilos to lose. Can I take fat burner?
Bread is hard: To eat after any weight loss surgery unless it is toasted and crunchy. The doughy breads get stuck and do not go away quickly. Toasted breads with "melt" with saliva and, if it gets stuck, will eventually go away. Avoid raw bread, toast it. Really should limit bread intake though. Focus on hard, solid protein like fish and chicken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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