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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) doesn't help. Is this common for gb removal? Any advice?
Dumping syndrome: Is one of the delayed complications after gastrectomy. It is not directly related to gallbladder function. Consult with GI specialist for details. ...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 comprises 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
Dumping syndrome: Dumping syndrome implies bolus emptying of the stomach into the duodenum with associated release of digestive hormones ; insulin. Metabolic, motility, anatomic (shunts of upper GI tract), & iatrogenic (drug side effects) factors are causative. Symptoms include: flushing, sweating, dizziness, weakness, hypovolemia, & vasomotor collapse (passing out). ...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?
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 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 from dumping syndrome that people get after a bypass. ...Read more
I have a hiatus hernia after I eat palpitations feeling unwell and fall in to a deep sleep have been told dumping syndrome. Is surgery the only option?
Not dumping: It's not dumping syndrome if your stomach is still intact, and hiatal hernias do not cause that syndrome. A large hiatal her is. Also, called a paraesophageal hernia may be responsible for some of those symptoms. This is usually diagnosed with upper GI contrast study and upper endoscopy. ...Read more
I have every symptom of dumping syndrome. However, I've had zero surgeries or procedures. Is this even possible?!
Dumping : Syndrome appears after gastric resection by definition, so you don't have it. If you are having post prandial hypoglycemia or diarrhea, you should have it checked out by a GI specialist. ...Read more
Gall bladder: This is not common. Talk to your surgeon please. ...Read more
Uncommon: It is a bit uncommon to have that many. I would say on average pts have 4-6 clips "left" inside them. They are inert and as long as you had no complications, there is no issue with them being there. It's best to talk to your surgeon to get the details on your procedure to get the answers for which you are searching. ...Read more
Alt level 63, 4 months ago it was 24, just had gallbladder surgery. What would make this go up in 4 months?
Repeat test: I would advise you to get a repeat liver function test In a week or so. If it doesn't normalize, then your doctor may order additional test. Did you have any alcoholic drink before the test? ...Read more
I'm having very sharp pains in my shoulder blades and i just had gallbladder surgery yesterda, what can it be?
Postoperative pain: Pain after laparoscopic surgery can be located in the abdomen, can cause feeling of abdominal gas pressure, can be pain at incision sites, and pain on the upper shoulders due to irritation of the diaphragm. Use the prescribed pain medications & walk around. These pains resolve over a few days. If the pains are getting worse or associated with vomiting or fever, call your surgeon. ...Read more
Depends on surgery: In all cases the scar is not that bad. Usually the gallbladder is removed with a camera and othe small long instruments placed in the abdomen through 3 1-2cm incisions, but it sometimes is done through one larger 6 inch incision below the right rib. It some specialized centers it can be done through the vaginia or mouth/stomach resulting in no external scars. ...Read more
Probably yes: Almost all the gas in the abdomen disappears within 24 hours of the surgery. If your abdomen remains tight and distended (enlarged) I might wait a few days until it resumes a more normal size. A week out from surgery there will not be a problem. Only concern is that you might be flying somewhere remote where there isn't adequate medical care if a problem develops. ...Read more
Depends on how: Much of elevation and how soon after surgery. If it is sudden elevation shortly after surgery, it could mean something bad, like retained stone, obstruction of common duct, liver damage, etc. Conversely, if is a slight elevation years after surgery, then it is probably not even related. ...Read more
Walk: And move around. Use heat on the back. Do not sit or lie around too much as muscle tightness ; spasms will set in. ...Read more
A condition that occurs occurs when food, especially sugar, moves too fast from the stomach to the duodenum—the first part of the small intestine—in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This condition is also called rapid gastric emptying (early dumping syndrome) and it occurs 10 to 30 ...Read more
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