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Feeling Cold After Gastric Bypass
I am 5 yrs out from gastric bypass and in the last year I have noticed an increase in my feeling hungry. This was not an issue in the past.?
Is it common to feel like a tugging feeling from time to time in one of my incisions from gastric bypass surgery after 2 1/2 weeks post opt?
Can I take iron and b12 plus my prenatal vitamin .I had gastric bypass in 1996 . Im 32 now. Feeling 75 precent weaker?
Im having sharp stabbing feelings in my stomach i just had gastric bypass is this something serious? On a level 1 to 10 the pains about a 7.
I'm almost 46. Why do I always smell like body odor when I'm always cold, shower, perfume so on? Had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago and gallbladder 3 mon.go
Getting over cold, this AM i had burning/pain center of stomach (no gallB & gastric bypass) now i have dull/sharp pain on right side below breast bone?
Right sided pain: Pain in that area of the abdomen can occur with gall bladder or pancreatic disorders, gastritis or peptic ulcer. Liver origin would be unlikely. Consult a physician if symptom persists, recurs, or if associated abdominal tenderness, nausea, vomiting or bowel irregularities occur. ...Read more
No one must.: It may be advised for difficult obesity situations, and of course, beneficial for some patients; but they should have appropriate treatment with conservative methods, ie eating management and exercise; also drug management; before they proceed with surgical intervention. I have had a few patients lose and maintain a weight a weight loss of of over 100 lbs without surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk to your Surgeon: This is something that should be discussed with your surgeon. Some surgeons like to keep their patients on liquids for 2 to 3 weeks after their gastric bypass procedure whereas others will feed them small amount of solid foods a little sooner. It's important that you follow up with your surgeon and see what he recommends. ...Read more
Tough question: It depends on the type of surgery you had (traditional roux-en-y, sleeve procedure, or banding). In general, you usually get one shot with the surgical procedures except the band. If your band was removed for some reason, it is likely it could be replaced. A gastric bypass specialist could review your specific circumstances. ...Read more
Obesity, and...: Obesity is the main health problem to qualify. Bmi (body mass index) >40, or >35 with associated health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension. Formerly had to be "morbidly obese" >100 pounds (45 kg) over ideal body weight. Bmi=wt (kg)/sqht (meters). Can be thrown off if very muscular. Measures weight not amount of fat. ...Read more
Be supportive: The best answer is that this is an individual choice. The best outcomes in bariatric surgery are with those patients who are highly motivated, understand the risks, and who make the choice themselves. The best thing your friend needs is your support and understanding. Provide this, and he/she will have the best advice you can give. ...Read more
Ask: Please state your question. It may be better to take it up with your primary care provider, who knows your health history. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Try Bagel Test: After a bypass, you can test your pouch size and emptying by a bagel test. Eat mini bagels until full (in morning without any fluids). Record number of bagels (could be up to two for normal). Then wait 30 minutes. Dont drink anything. Try eating mini bagels again. Ideally, most of the pouch should still be full and you should only be able to eat one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complications: The worst complication is a leak which occurs 3% of the time nationwide (but about .5% of the time if you go a very experienced surgeon). Bleeding, infection, bowel obstruction, anesthesia complications are others, and these typically occur at 1% or less of the time. It is a safe operation, but go to someone that has done thousands of them. For example, my group has done over 5000. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very little: You may drink some non-carbonated alcohol. The absorption is rapid and effect is quick. There is some data that a small percentage might fall into alcohol abuse, since they get rapidly intoxicated, then quickly sober, then drink again, chasing the quick "high". Best to keep verylimited, like one half glass of wine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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