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Injection given correctly? I recently underwent gastric bypass surgery. During the recovery I was given an injection in my stomach to prevent blood clots. A few days into my recovery I was given an injection in my arm for the the same thing. I was under t

Injection given correctly? I recently underwent gastric bypass surgery. During the recovery I was given an injection in my stomach to prevent blood clots. A few days into my recovery I was given an injection in my arm for the the same thing. I was under t

This was: Probably Lovenox (enoxaparin) to help reduce the risk of developing blood clots in your calves. Usually given in the abdominal wall as a sub q injection. Check with the ordering physician as to the length of treatment recommended and the proper administration of lovenox (enoxaparin).

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I have been full of stress for the last 6 months with an undiagnosed problem-, yesterday had a dermitius rash on arms and stomach- can rashes come from stress it did not itch but was warm to touch?

I have been full of stress for the last 6 months with an undiagnosed problem-, yesterday had a dermitius rash on arms and stomach- can rashes come from stress it did not itch but was warm to touch?

Yes: Stress is a classic cause of rashes. It has the sound of hives, but with no itch, it is difficult to truly give you an answer. Simply follow the rash and if it progresses, then a doctor needs to look at it.

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S/p gastric bypass sugery by you 12/2010. I have a high pth level w/low calcium levels, 4 tests all high, can this be parathroid cysts? Scan was?

S/p gastric bypass sugery by you 12/2010. I have a high pth level w/low calcium levels, 4 tests all high, can this be parathroid cysts? Scan was?

High PTH low ca: This condition is due to your gastric bypass. Calcium and vitamin D are absorbed in the small bowel. This is now bypassed. The PTH is elevated due to low calcium absorption and likely low vitamin D. This can be corrected medically, but in rare cases the bypass had to be reversed to correct the condition when it resulted in severe hypocalcemia.

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Any dr.'s in my area that use methadone in tx of chronic pain. My options for prescription limited by gastric bypass & min. Help by oct/ other narcotic rx?

Fentanyl: Fentanyl patches are an option. They diffused an opioid directly through your skin. Not affected by gastric bypass. In general, I frown on Methadone for chronic pain. It is approved to get people off of opioids, and not as a drug for "chronic pain", but I realize it is used "off label" for this. The labeling is for "restricted to authorized opioid addiction detox/maintenance tx facilities.

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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.

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What will exercise be like after gastric bypass?

What will exercise be like after gastric bypass?

Depends: If you mean immediately, it will more than likely uncomfortable. If you mean in the long run, then you may have issues with stamina, and there could be some minor discomfort. You should discuss this with your bariatric surgeon. Your nutrition will be in question for certain amounts of exercise. Perhaps you need to consult additionally, a nutritionist, sports trainer or sports doctor. Be caref.

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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.

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Is the mini gastric bypass safe or better than the?

Is the mini gastric bypass safe or better than the?

Mini gastric bypass: The mini gastric bypass is not endorsed by any asmbs or any of the top academic bariatric surgery programs in the country. It is safe, but it is basically a billroth 2 operation which can cause bile reflux. The fix for that problem is a roux-en-y gastric bypass meaning that for 50 years we have known that a roux-en-y is better than a billroth 2. The b2 is just easier for the surgeon to do.

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Can someone who has had a gastric bypass take fenphedra?

Can someone who has had a gastric bypass take fenphedra?

It is effective: If you do the research it is one of the most prescribed diet pills. It has a few side effects, but is one of the most prescribed diet pills out there. I would suggest that people who are looking to start it look up its mechanism of action and risks. If it falls within the range of safety for the individual definitely it can be taken

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What are some good eating patterns after a gastric bypass?

What are some good eating patterns after a gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass diet: Ideally, a gastric bypass patient should be able to eat "normal food" long term. However, you should minimize the amount of carbohydrate (bread, rice, pasta) that you eat, and eat more protein and vegetables. You should also avoid foods with a high sugar content as this can cause both weight gain and dumping syndrome. Basically just healthy eating.

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How can I get the process for having gastric bypass going?

Gastric bypass: You need to see a bariatric surgeon for a consultation. Go to a practice that is well established, has been around for years, and has done thousands of operations.

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Could you tell me what happens ten years after a gastric bypass?

10yrs after bypass: Hopefully nothing. We hope that your bypass anatomy stays the same and that you maintain your weight loss. People can regain weight if they overeat, eat junk food, or don't exercise. You have to constantly work at it. Sometimes the weight gain is due to stretching of the pouch or anastomosis or both. In general though, people do fine 10 years out from surgery.

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What is the likelihood of death and complications of gastric bypass?

What is the likelihood of death and complications of gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass risk: It depends on where you have surgery. Nationwide, the risk of death is about 1/500 to 1/1000 operations. However, if you go to a highly specialized center with a long track record, the risk can be much less than that. A bypass is a fairly difficult operation, whereas a lap band is very easy. I would only trust my associate and a handful of colleagues to do a bypass on myself or a relative.

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What criteria do I need to meet to be eligible for a gastric bypass revision?

What criteria do I need to meet to be eligible for a gastric bypass revision?

Depends: Please seek the opinion of another skilled bariatric surgeon in your area to get an opinion.

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Is lowering consumption of food the only effect of gastric bypass?

No: The bypass also alters the absorption of the food you eat. By routing around a fairly long portion of the small bowel the food has less time to be exposed to the intestinal lining, therefore, less is absorbed lowering calorie consumption.

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Why would someone with gastric bypass need a dozen surgeries after?

Really rare: Really rare to require trips back to surgery. Gallbladder is most common (2-5%). Ulcers very rare unless a smoker or taking advil, alleve, ibuprofen. Bowel obstruction should be rare with modern techniques. For your friend, you might consider a second opinion or a referral hospital.

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