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How to stop the dumping syndrome after a feeding through my feeding tube?

How to stop the dumping syndrome after a feeding through my feeding tube?

Dietician: You may need to alter the food or feeding used, alter the amount or frequency of the feeding, & may need to add more water. Each person is different & some do not tolerate the milk based formulas. Need to contact your doctor, nurse or dietician for instructions as what to is best to try or change for your specific condition or needs. ...Read more

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Dumping Syndrome (Definition)

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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Does anyone get dumping syndrome after having their gallblader out?

Does anyone get dumping syndrome after having their gallblader out?

Yes: This is certainly a possibility, although not very common; one can have abdominal pain, cramping, loose stools within 1-3 hours after eating. Smaller, more frequent meals are recommended. In addition can try cholestyramine. ...Read more

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Any cure for "dumping syndrome" where food digests very fast?

Any cure for "dumping syndrome" where food digests very fast?

Diet change: Primary recommendations are dietary changes to smaller, more frequent meals. Cholestyramine has been used with some success. And if there is an issue with too much gastrin, proton pump inhibitors can be tried (zollinger-ellison syndrome). ...Read more

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Ways to minimize "dumping syndrome" after gastric bypass?

Ways to minimize "dumping syndrome" after gastric bypass?

Dietary: Best way is to make appropriate dietary changes as recommended by your surgeon or nutritionalist. ...Read more

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Is the dumping syndrome from gastric bypass pain similar to pain from an infected gallbladder?

Is the dumping syndrome from gastric bypass pain similar to pain from an infected gallbladder?

Dumping syndrome: Not quite the same. Gallbladder pain is usually in the right upper quadrant, right under your ribcage. Dumping is more of a generalized abdominal cramping, plus cold sweats, heart palpitations, maybe diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can a gastrectomy cause dumping syndrome?

Can a gastrectomy cause dumping syndrome?

Yes: Dumping syndrome is not uncommon after a gastrectomy, and is usually treated by eating 6 small meals per day. ...Read more

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Can you have dumping syndrome without surgery?

Can you have dumping syndrome without surgery?

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

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Could someone get dumping syndrome months after surgery?

Could someone get dumping syndrome months after surgery?

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

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What risk factors, signs and symptoms are common in dumping syndrome?

What risk factors, signs and symptoms are common in dumping syndrome?

Dehydration: Risk include dehydration, loss of nutrients, diarrhea. Dumping syndrome usually results when high osmotic load such food from stomach meets mid intestines after gastric bypass surgery or other surgery involving intestines in which the duodenum (first part of the intestine) is bypassed. Duodenum is made to handle that load but lower part of the gut is not and leads to severe diarrhea after eating. ...Read more

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I was wondering what is the risk factors, signs and symptoms of dumping syndrome?

I was wondering what is the risk factors, signs and symptoms of dumping syndrome?

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

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I have every symptom of dumping syndrome. However I've had zero surgeries or procedures. Is this even possible?!

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

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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

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

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Is it possible for you to have a dumping syndrome with gall bladder still in?

Is it possible for you to have a dumping syndrome with gall bladder still in?

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

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Son had gallbladder out many years ago. He constantly has dumping syndrome still after everything he eats. Tried questran, correct eating. Any advice?

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

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What could have gone wrong with the lap nissen that I now have dumping syndrome, IBS and eosinophillic gas?

What could have gone wrong with the lap nissen that I now have dumping syndrome, IBS and eosinophillic gas?

R/O IBS: UNLIKELY FROM SURGERY IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IBD IS inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com Unlikely from ...Read more

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What is "dumping syndrome?

What is "dumping syndrome?

Dumping syndrome: It's the nausea, cramping, diarrhea, and dizziness that happens after food passes too quickly out of the stomach and into the small intestine. It's often associated with gastric bypass surgery. The symptoms can happen immediately after eating or up to a few hours afterwards. ...Read more

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What are the risk factor of dumping syndrome?

What are the risk factor of dumping syndrome?

Past surgeries: The primary risk factor is past surgeries, such as gastrectomy, gastric bypass, esophagectomy and sometimes cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). More rarely are tumors of the pancreas associated with high gastrin levels or connective tissue disorders of the gut. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dumping syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: dumping syndrome?

Post surgey: It is a constellation of symptoms including nausea, weakness, sweating, palpitations diarrhea, a sensation of warmth and feeling that you might pass out. It often occurs in people who have had surgery on the stomach \with a bypass to a different part of the small intestine. ...Read more

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I had surgery for pylori stenosis at 3mo. I think that has caused other "digestive issues".I'm now looking at dumping syndrome, as well as many others?

I had surgery for pylori stenosis at 3mo. I think that has caused other "digestive issues".I'm now looking at dumping syndrome, as well as many others?

Looking to blame?: The PS was simply a tight muscle wall balled up at the outlet of the stomach. The outer muscle is slit lengthwise, in a minor surgery, which relaxes the muscle bundle. It never entered the working tissue inside your gut. Oversized muscle fibers shrink and life goes on. The procedure is done thousands of times yearly. You are free to believe anything you want. I find the idea farfetched. ...Read more

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@ age 17 in 2001 my g-bladder removed & have seen 2drs don't know if myg-bladder being out can cause IBS & dumping syndrome & acid reflux?

@ age 17 in 2001 my g-bladder removed & have seen 2drs don't know if myg-bladder being out can cause IBS & dumping syndrome & acid reflux?

Cholecystectomy: Or removal of your gall bladder can cause diarrhea due to the bile salts. If this is what you are calling dumping, ask your doctor about a trial of Cholestyramine 1-3 times per day. This will usually fix the diarrhea but needs to be taken regularly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about being 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?

Low risk: BUT we must discuss risks! Benefits and alternatives prior to care! Testing! surgery due to good informed consent desire AND Medicolegal concerns.
Ask your surgeon his record, common complications etc. ...Read more

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Can gastric dumping syndrome occur in a person with no prior gastric bypass surgery?

Can gastric dumping syndrome occur in a person with no prior gastric bypass 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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: The gall bkadder emuksifies fat loads and reduces dumping, so this to be expected. How to adjust? Less saturated and total fat in diet overall, more leaner meats such as poultry and fish instead of red meat, eat more grass fed beef if eating beef. See a nutritionist to fine tune! ...Read more

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My husband is currently eating through a feeding tube (peg) inserted in stomach, I need professional advice on how it should be handled?

My husband is currently eating through a feeding tube (peg) inserted in stomach, I need professional advice on how it should be handled?

PEG tube handling: Everyone's different, based on reasons the peg tube was placed, duration of anticipated use, calorie requirements of the patient, patency of stomach outlet & the rate of GI functioning/motility, patient's tolerance to commercial feedings; feeding schedule (continuous versus bolus feeds), device used (button, traditional, etc.); &? Oral supplements permitted. Best to speak with your husband's doc. ...Read more