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5 yrs. Postop gastric bypass, not able to have solid food 3 months, now passing old stool and have anastomotic ulcer. Blockage possible?

5 yrs. Postop gastric bypass, not able to have solid food 3 months, now passing old stool and have  anastomotic ulcer. Blockage possible?

Anastomotic ulcer: Yes. A blockage or narrowing of your gastro jejunal anastomosis can occur if you have an anastomotic ulcer. The ulcer needs to be aggressively treated with proton pump inhibitors and carafate (sucralfate). Also make sure you are not taking any nsaids or smoking. ...Read more

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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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What is causing my post gastric bypass problems?

What is causing my post gastric bypass problems?

Bypass problems: Hard to answer without knowing your problems. Constipation would be from not drinking enough. Abdominal cramps, smelly stools/gas may be from bacterial overgrowth. Upper abdominal pain may be from an ulcer in your pouch. Left upper abd pain may be from an internal hernia. You should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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What health problems are needed in order to qualify for gastric bypass?

What health problems are needed in order to qualify for gastric bypass?

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

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How can I tell if I have stretched out my gastric bypass pouch, are there any symptoms ?

How can I tell if I have stretched out my gastric bypass pouch, are there any symptoms
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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 more

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I had gastric bypass 3 years ago, after which i was diagnosed with a stricture. It seemed to resolve on its own but problems seem to return, possible?

Yes, can recur.: Yes, stricture is a term that describes narrowing within the g-i tract. Could be caused by excessive scar formation at the site of a surgically created connection. There are two of these connections in a patient with a gastric bypass. The symptoms could be intermittent, but at some point the narrowing could lead to partial or complete blockage. Endoscopy or radiology could help to evaluate. ...Read more

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Had gastric bypass 2 yrs ago. Health problems more now than before surgery. How come veins show dark all over my body? Can't gain weight and I eat.

Had gastric bypass 2 yrs ago. Health problems more now than before surgery. How come veins show dark all over my body? Can't gain weight and I eat.

Not enough info: You may have several problems going on and should consult with your doctor. YOU may need an ultrasound to look at your veins, but better to get seen first ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass 2 years ago. I'm having horrible gas problems. I started taking active charcoal pills, am i harming myself?

I had gastric bypass 2 years ago. I'm having horrible gas problems. I started taking active charcoal pills,  am i harming myself?

No: Charcoal will not harm you. What gas comes out after gastric bypass is completely dependant on your diet. Try to reduce carbohydrates. See your bariatric program and see if they can help you. ...Read more

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Today i started to smell metal, i do not have any symptoms of sinusitis, i am not on any medication except vitamins for gastric bypass?

Today i started to smell metal, i do not have any symptoms of sinusitis, i am not on any medication except vitamins  for gastric bypass?

A few causes: The first thing I think of is your vitamins. Do they contain zinc, copper, or chromium? If so, this may be the source and you may need to change formulations. Periodontal disease or tooth decay can contribute. Sometimes women in early pregnancy note a metallic taste. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a high level of Vitamin B12 (2000). I wonder if taking METANX CAPSULE PANAM could be causing my problem? Also I did have a gastric bypass in

Probably: Metanx does, in fact, contain B12 vitamin supplement. It also contains the active form of folic acid, known as methyl folate. Gastric bypass patients usually do not absorb vitamins from their food as well and many physicians will use supplements to make sure patients get the nutrients they need to promote health and well being. ...Read more

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Since i made my gastric bypass surgery I have problems with low blood sugar what i must do with this .Should stop taking sweets please help me .Thanks?

Since i made my gastric bypass surgery I have problems with low blood sugar what i must do with this .Should stop taking sweets please help me .Thanks?

Dumping syndrome : Gastric bypass results in very rapid absorption of sugars and then sudden drops call dumping syndrome eating smaller portions, less items with concentrated sugars like soda, avoiding liquids and eating complex carbs helps seek the assistance of nutritionist used to dealing with bypass patiens. ...Read more

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I need some answers about current symptoms I am having. I am a recovering alcoholic. I have only been sober for 11 days. I also had a gastric bypass in 2004. I was drinking a 5 liter box of wine a day and prior i was drinking vodka. Within the last 4

There is no ?: Unfortunately, both in the posting of questions and in our answers, we are limited to the space of a tweet. You need to find a shorter way to express yourself in asking a question. Am glad to hear you are working a program and have had 11 24 hours of sobriety. ...Read more

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I had the gastric bypass on 11/03 never had a problem had a baby in 12/13. I have been having stomach pains right after I eat. What can I do?

Call your surgeon : You should call your gastric bypass surgeon and let them know what's going on. Recurrent abdominal pain could be from an ulcer, intussusception, or even an internal hernia. Urgency of appointment depends on severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My friend had gastric bypass (stomach stapling) surgery and now has constant problems with dumping, gross.?

My friend had gastric bypass (stomach stapling) surgery and now has constant problems with dumping, gross.?

Yes one of complicat: Morbid obesity it self is a lethal disease if untreated. Gastric by pass several will have benefits, will lose weight, will be able to go back to work if they are not working due to disability, b p & diabetes will be under control or even cure, quality of life improves, how ever some will have untoward effects or complications due to by pass as you mentioned all patients will have this info. ...Read more

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I Had Gastric Bypass Surgery Rny and I'm having constipation problems my surgeon told me I could use stool softener I don't know witch one is good?

I Had Gastric Bypass Surgery Rny and I'm having constipation problems my surgeon told me I could use stool softener I don't know witch one is good?

DSS: A commonly used stool softener is docussate sodium, or DSS (brand name Colace). Its a gel- capsule, and it softens and lubricates your stools. Increasing soluble fiber and drinking plenty of fluid is an even better and more healthy way to soften your stools. Add at least 2 tablespoons of soluble fiber (Metamucil, Citrucel, etc.) to a glass of juice or on cereal each day is usually enough. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago.1 yr ago throidectomy TSH &t4 normal T3 low always feel sick low vitamin d no energy or strength what's the problem?

Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago.1 yr ago throidectomy  TSH &t4 normal T3  low always feel sick low vitamin d no energy or strength  what's the problem?

See your doctor: After gastric bypass it is possible to develop many vitamin deficiencies that can be corrected with supplements. Make an appointment to have a full bariatric profile checked to see if any of your vitamin levels are low. ...Read more

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Can you eat a bagle after gastric bypass?

Bread is hard: To eat after any weight loss surgery unless it is toasted and crunchy. The doughy breads get stuck and do not go away quickly. Toasted breads with "melt" with saliva and, if it gets stuck, will eventually go away. Avoid raw bread, toast it. Really should limit bread intake though. Focus on hard, solid protein like fish and chicken. ...Read more

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Gastric (Definition)

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