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Dumping Syndrome After Gallbladder Surgery
Son had gallbladder out many years ago. He constantly has dumping syndrome still after everything he eats. Tried questran, correct eating. Any advice?
Insufficient info: Dumping syndrome usually occurs after gastric surgery, not gallbladder surgery. Vagal nerve damage is one cause, but your son needs an extensive evaluation by a gastroenterologist. He may not have dumping syndrome. you list his conditions to include vaginal dryness and hot flashes. ? ...Read more
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
Son had gallbladder removed 7 yrs ago. Still always dumping syndrome after meals. Questran (cholestyramine) doesnt help. Is this common for gb removal? Any advice?
Yes: The gall bkadder emuksifies fat loads and reduces dumping, so this to be expected. How to adjust ? Less saturated and total fat in diet overall, more leaner meats such as poultry and fish instead of red meat, eat more grass fed beef if eating beef. See a nutritionist to fine tune ! ...Read more
Had gall bladder surgery. Vagus nerve was damaged. Have dumping syndrome. High acid, nausea, diarrhea, wake every day with nausea. Need diet advice.?
LOW CARBS: If you truly have dumping syndrome you should avoid large carbohydrate loads, so minimize your sugars and starches. Vagus n injury is not typically associated with gb surgery. A small percentage of gb surgery patients get urgency after meals. This is temporary, and can be shortened with anti diarrhea meds and avoidance of large meals. Ask your surgeon to clarify. Good luck. ...Read more
No. : Dumping syndrome is comprised of symptoms such as bloating, pain, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, lightheadedness, etc. That occur after gastric (stomach) surgery. Such procedures for ulcers, cancer, and nowadays more commonly bariatric procedures like roux en y gastric bypass are known to produce dumping syndrome. This is due to the pyloric valve of the stomach being bypassed or removed. ...Read more
Is dumping syndrome bad will that make me lose or gain if I get that? I'm sorry my surgery is in a few days and I think I want to cancel my surgery
ASK YOUR DR: This is a question that needs to be address b4 you have surg. I have to assume that your are considering some type of wt loss surg. Dumping syndrome may or may not cause wt loss. It is described by patients as a minor problem, but other patients as quite a problem. There is no way to predict how you will react as to having it, or to the serverity. ...Read more
Is it possible to be told before getting lap nissen that they could get dumping syndrome when vagus nerve is damaged during surgery?
Yes: Risks, benefits and options is a common set of explanations before most surgery! ...Read more
Can you tell me about being told before getting lap nissen that they could get dumping syndrome when vagus nerve is damaged during surgery?
Dumping: No, not really. There are a very small percentage of people that will get post prandial hypoglycemia, but that only gives you some of the symptoms of dumping. With dumping, you can also get diarrhea, a stomach ache, nausea. There are people that have these symptoms and who have irritable bowel syndrome, but this is different than dumping syndrome that people get after a bypass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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