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Gain Weight After Gallbladder Surgery
Very possible: Gallbladder symptoms include pain, nausea and loose bowels after fatty foods. Many folks naturally eat less and stick to low fat foods to avoid the pain. Since most symptoms resolve after surgery, while discomfort and activity restrictions are still in effect, some weight gain early on is possible. If worried, go back to the low fat diet you used before surgery to see if that helps. ...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
Weight gain: After this surgery it will take time (3 to 9 months) before you are recovered. Most patients lose 20 to 30 pounds with this operation. To increase your daily calories, add drinks with calories, ensure, milkshakes, juices. Add protein powder to your drinks. Eat more frequently, every 2 or 3 hours. Get plenty of rest. Nap at least once daily. Walk. Good luck. ...Read more
Gallstones: Yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly...: ...But not as a direct relationship to the surgery. If one feels better post op and is more active, weight loss could occur. If one is sedentary and eats poorly after surgery, weight gain could occur.I don't even know what form of cyst you're referring to, but it really does not matter. Good luck. ...Read more
Depeds: On , you are eating more , or less food. With symptomatic gall stones , due to pain afraid to eat for fear of getting an attack so loose weight, , after removal no more gall bladder attacks , eat better ( more ) so gain weight. ...Read more
No change: Short term there could be mild weight loss from missing a few meals, but there should not be a long term change in weight from this. ...Read more
No. I would: Look to other causes of abnormal weight loss, especially if you lost a large amount of weight. Consult a doctor if it is persistent. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very: You may be a good candidate for a body lift or a tummy tuck, maybe even arm skin tightening. After losing massive weight, your skin is left loose. Additional liposuction may even make this worse. Skin will not shrink up unfortunately and needs to be surgically tightened up. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you begin to regain weight after gastric bypass surgery, talk to your doctor: You may have a sense of what’s causing your weight gain. However, you may need a more thorough evaluation to determine what factors — medical, psychological, lifestyle — are involved in the weight gain. You may have gained weight after gastric bypass surgery because of changes in your stomach and intestine that allow you to eat more and absorb more calories. It's also possible that your diet and exercise habits have slipped, in which case you must typically lose the regained weight the old-fashioned way — both by reducing your calorie intake and increasing your physical activity. In some cases, a second surgery to repair — or redo — a gastric bypass may be appropriate. This is especially true if the anatomy of your stomach and small intestine have changed, such as with a fistula (additional connection between the stomach and intestine). However, a second surgery has an increased risk of complications, including infection, bleeding and leaks in the gastrointestinal tract. Because of these risks, gastric bypass surgery usually isn't redone if you regain weight because of poor diet or exercise habits. Gastric bypass surgery can be an effective treatment for obesity, and most people do lose weight after the procedure if they are adequately prepared for the changes that are necessary. But you'll always be at risk of regaining weight, even years later. To help reach your weight-loss goal and prevent weight regain, it's crucial to make lifestyle changes along with having gastric bypass surgery. ...Read more
Likely be advised to: People tend to lose weight after heart surgery more so because of being advised that their bad food habits have to change for them to have a chance of a prolonged life. So if you are having surgery at age 36 then your doctors will definitely talk to you about getting cholesterol under control and any other medical issue like diabetes, stopping cigarette smoking and adding exercise to your routine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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