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Ulcers After Gastric Bypass
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication first : Start by eliminating any irritants such as tobacco, nsaids or alcohol. Typically ulcers at the anastomosis can be treated with medication such as a proton pump inhibitor(ie Prilosec or protonix) and carafate (sucralfate). 6-8 weeks of treatment should allow the ulcer to resolve. If not, may need to revise the anastomosis to improve blood flow or reduce tension or provide healthier tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had the gastric bypass 2007 and I have a anastomotic ulcer. I'm taking raniidine 150 and sucralfate 1 mg 3x/day. Suggestions?
I am almost 7 years out from gastric bypass in 2007. I have upper left quad abd pain and cannot lay on my left side. What could this be? Bowel, ulcer?
I had the gastric bypass 2007 and I have a anastomotic ulcer. I 'm taking raniidine 150 and sucralfate 1 mg 3x/day. I in pain and 8yrs is too long?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having epigastric pain with excessive belching that leads into rlq abd pain. I have had a gastric bypass done 8 yrs ago and a ulcer. What's wrong?
I had gastric bypass surgery can I get a ulcer in the bypassed stomach or just pouch or sm. intestine? I have a jejunal ulcer but pain under left ribs
Yes: i very often recommend taking anti acid the first 6 months after surgery ...Read more
Gastric bypass 2008, peptic ulcer since 2009, quit smoking seven weeks ago, pain is much worse and more often than before. Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?
Need close follow-up: When symptoms like pain get worse, the questions include: is the disease spreading, is the medication no longer working, is there a new problem, etc.? An ulcer 3 years ago should have healed. Is there a problem with recurrent gastritis or repeat ulcers? Is there stomach cancer, or is there a gallstone problem? A G.I. Specialist can recheck to figure things out. Another endoscopy may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Coumadin levels be accurately monitored by a finger stick instead of a blood draw? Following a roux-n-y gastric bypass I suffered a perforated ulcer, splenectomy, collapsed lung, disconnected bowel, numerous septic infections, 18 months of picc lines,
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