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Chest Pain After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Get an endoscopy: A few things can cause upper chest or abdominal pain several years after a bypass. A marginal ulcer can occur at the anastomosis. The symptoms would occur more frequently after meals. Pain is usually the main symptom. A stricture could also occur, which would typically result from an ulcer. Have your symptoms evaluated with an upper scope. In the meantime use an OTC med like Prilosec or Nexium (esomeprazole). ...Read more
I had gastric bypass surgery 3 days ago now I am having some pain in my right upper chest. Could thi be gas or should I worry about a PE? No leg pain
Yes, it's possible!:
Your chest pain can be from any of the following causes: PE, heart attack, heartburn, ulcer, pneumonia, pneumothorax, medication reaction, or other causes.
You should call your surgeon ASAP for immediate consultation.
If they are unavailable then go to ER immediately for evaluation for possible PE or other causes. ...Read more
My mom got gastric bypass surgery 6 years ago and she is having severe pain below her breast bone in the middle of her chest. Relieved 10-30 mins?
Reflux GERD: Sounds like she is having a problem with her esophagus which may be gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disease). She should try taking Prilosec (over the counter) twice a day for two weeks straight and see if there is any improvement. If there is, she should continue taking it. She may also want to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
See answer: Under the left breast is where our stomachs are located. Have her call her surgeon, or at the lsaet her primary dr. To give more history and detail of the pain, etc. Depending on the time frame of when her bypass surgery was, other existing factors/symptoms, etc, will all play a role in how this is treated. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Probably: Do not see any reason why not, but please check with your surgeon, who knows you well. ...Read more
OTC iron ok: Over the counter iron is ok. Slowfe is one of most common. If you are eating ice, then you are really deficient and must take 2-3 times per day. Some bypass patient get so low in iron that an infusion might be needed. Get your levels checked! ...Read more
Alcohol ; bypass: You can have alcohol after a bypass but in moderation. Keep in mind that sweet drinks can cause dumping syndrome. Also, your tolerance will be much less than before so be careful. Lastly, alcoholic drinks (like beer and wine) can contain a lot of calories and you can gain weight from drinking too much. ...Read more
Stop weight loss: Usually, weight loss tapers off and stops around a year to a year and a half after bypass surgery. If you are under a year out from surgery, I wouldn't worry about it. If you are several years out, make sure you eat enough food everyday. Some surgeons bypass too much of your intestinal tract and that can cause excessive weight loss. That can be fixed surgically. ...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
Massive Weight Loss: From gastric bypass surgery will result in a remarkable change in your body. There will be excesses of skin everywhere as well as loss of breast volume. Much of this can be improved through plastic surgery but most plastic surgeons would like for you to recover at least a year from your surgery and to reach a plateau in your weight where you diet and exercise are maintaining you weight easily. ...Read more
I would like to know about hairloss after gastric bypass surgery and how often it happens. Is there a lot of lost and does it grow back.
Loss of physiology: Food normally is mixed with acid and mechanically broken down in the upper stomach. Small amounts are released through the antrum of the stomach, which goes through the duodenum and proximal jejunum. Various substances stimulate secretion of gut hormones and enzymes. In gastric bypass operations, the antrum, duodenum and proximal jejunum are bypassed and reduce levels of these hormones. ...Read more
Hmmmmm?: That should have been made perfectly clear at the time of discharge from your surgery. That is a decision of the surgeon and could vary. Call the surgeon's office and speak with them or with his office personnel and find out this answer. It coud be 1 or 2 days or 1 or 2 weeks depending on your case. Call very soon and find out. ...Read more
2-4 pounds per week: Weight loss after gastric bypass surgery varies depending on your starting weight, where you carry your weight (abdomen versus lower body), how well you stick to your dietary regimen, whether you drink liquid calories (except for protein shakes!), and your other illnesses that may limit your exercise. Higher weight loss is seen in those that exercise, follow their diet, and see their surgeon! ...Read more
Please help, how much recovery time is needed after gastric bypass surgery after hospitalization?
Gastric bypass: Yes. It may not be the best choice for everyone, the the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more
Gastric bypass: The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. The sleeve is a close second. ...Read more
Read this for information:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Gastric_bypass_surgery
Hepatitis C: Yes if you don't have active liver disease like acute hepatitis or cirrhosis. ...Read more
Hepatitis c and gastric bypass surgery? Can you have gastric bypass surgery if you have hepatitis c?
Yes: But you have to commit to eating well and avoiding junk. Or you could make your liver worse. ...Read more
16yo gastric bypass: Can you? Yes. Should you? That will take a lot of discussion to determine. You should only be evaluated for gastric bypass surgery at place that has an adolescent weight loss surgery program. Very few places around the country have that. The work up process for a 16yo is much different than an adult. Make sure you go to a surgeon that has done thousands of gastric bypasses. Experience counts. ...Read more
Gastric Bypass: Make the stomach smaller so you cannot eat as much. Usually by separating the top portion of the stomach from the rest. Bypassing some of the small bowel so you have limited absorption capabilities downstream. A piece of small bowel is then hooked up to the new smaller gastric pouch to allow food to continue downstream. Can be done with open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more
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