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Undigested Food In Stool Gastric Bypass
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. Also make sure you are not taking any nsaids or smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 5 year out gastric bypass surgery an i have blood in my stool sometime small blood clots what do this mean?
I am 1 year out from my gastric bypass. I am extremely constipated. I have tried stool softners, milk of magnesia, .Suppositories, enema. Help...
Constipation: None of those will help unless you are drinking enough liquids. Constipation is very common among people who have had weight loss surgery. You need to make sure you are drinking at least 64 ounces of liquid (water is fine) a day. If that doesn't help, try taking MiraLAX daily as well. The key is liquid intake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Follow your doctor: Please follow the advice of your surgeon. Your surgeon should dictate above the rest. Because there is no consensus. ...Read more
Can you empty Geodon Capsules and sprinkle with food. I'm about to have Gastric Bypass and my meds need to be liquid form or crushed. ?
Check with surgeon: Suggest you ask your bariatric surgeon and nurse practitioner (usually on the surgical team) what to do. They are experienced with these type of questions. Your surgeon can consult with your psychiatrist if necessary. Doubt you should mix a pill with food post-op. Swallow with water probably better but ask surgeon that too. Best of luck on your bypass! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some tried and true ways to get adjusted to eating solid foods after having gastric bypass surgery?
Go slow: Gradually transition your diet. Start with soft food such as baked fish, eggs and canned vegetables. Transition to ground meats and eventually solid meat that you cut.Use small bites the size of peas.Pace yourself. Start at one ounce eaten over 10 min. A 3 ounce solid meal can take 30 min.You should be able to transition to a solid diet by 6 weeks, if not, you may need to have your pouch evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc said gastric bypass 4 severe gastroperesis? What r major changes post op? Food/exercise restrictions? Active 27yo, not diabetic, 52.7kg 67" thx :)
Gastroparesis : Gastroparesis is not well understood. Diagnosis is clinical & nuclear gastric emptying scan. Treatment is medication & dietary, alternative medicine therapies, or surgery - gastric stimulator, "valve" opening, or near complete removal of the stomach, similar to a gastric bypass, but with the stomach excised. This is a last resort. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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