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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?
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
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?
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
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?!
Gall bladder: This is not common. Talk to your surgeon please. ...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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