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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Had gastric bypass 3 yrs ago, past 2 months been hungry a lot.Irregular, constipated, bloating take probiotic.Today pain off /on, is it stomach virus?

Had gastric bypass 3 yrs ago, past 2 months been hungry a lot.Irregular, constipated, bloating take probiotic.Today pain off /on, is it stomach virus?

Gastric bypass: It seems as if things went OK for three years and now it has changed. Without too much delay please discuss this with your primary doctor. Perhaps more importantly, you must see a Psychologist regarding your depression and anxiety. Things will get better but not overnight. You will do fine! Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Is pedialyte better than coconut water and gatorade when someone has gastric flu / stomach flu ?

Is pedialyte better than coconut water and gatorade when someone has gastric flu / stomach flu ?

Yes: Pedialyte is formulated with just the right amounts of fluids and electrolytes to replace what you need. Coconut water has almost no electrolytes, and many of the gatorades have way to much sugars for use in gastroenteritis. However, with an adult or older child, any fluids are better than none and resultant dehydration. ...Read more

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My wife has had gastric bypass and she has the flu what can I do for her ?

My wife has had gastric bypass and she has the flu what can I do for her ?

Rx like anyone else: Does she have GI or ent/respiratory manifestations? If high fever, shortness or breath or chest pain, dehydrated--then take her to the er. If typical flu distress, without co-morbidities that place her at risk, then treat her the same way you would treat yourself for the flu--fluids, rest, moderate analgesic use, symptom-based otc medication. (the gastric bypass does not contraindicate to these.). ...Read more

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Im having stomach pain 10 years after gastric bypass?

Im having stomach pain 10 years after gastric bypass?

See yourMD: You need a work up..I have gastric bypass patients in our practice ..Of those with pain we have sent to GI for work up...Most of the time they find a cause..Do not delay ! ...Read more

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Gastric bypass, lapband, stomach stapling, what's the difference?

Gastric bypass, lapband, stomach stapling, what's the difference?

Bariatric surgery: It's gastric bypass, lap band, and sleeve gastrectomy. Stomach stapling can mean a lot of different things. Not enough room to answer your question here. Look on the web, like http://www.Realize.Com to read about the various operations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gastric bypass, stomach stapling and gastric band?

Degrees: Band: appliance surg inserted to cinch stomach; adv.-easier surgery, reversible; disadv-less wt loss, less sustained, higher failure rate, compl, slippage, etc. Stapling-surg restrictive procedure; adv: more sustained, succ. Than above; disadv-still easy to cheat/wt gain (e.g. Melt ice cream, then drink it). Bypass: combo restrict and malabsorp; adv: more effective; dis: bigger op, more nutr risk. ...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?

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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I have stomach ulcers after gastric bypass and I have no desire to eat is that normal?

I have stomach ulcers after gastric bypass and I have no desire to eat is that normal?

No, but not uncommon: Follow up with surgeon. Tested for h .Pylori? Can cause ulcers. Marginal ulcers usually on the intestinal side of the anastomosis (seam) not rare. Needs follow up, especially if interfering with oral intake, or if vomiting ( a big deal). See your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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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


Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more