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I had gastric bypass in '11, I started to gain weight '16 & found out had endometrial cancer, had a total hysterectomy, sent my body into menopause. I can't seem to stop gaining weight even restarting the post op diet of liquids. What can I do?

I had gastric bypass in '11, I started to gain weight '16 & found out had endometrial cancer, had a total hysterectomy, sent my body into menopause. I can't seem to stop gaining weight even restarting the post op diet of liquids. What can I do?

Tricky: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used
4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost.
Eat less, exercise more.
Learn from mistakes on why that didn't work out.
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I suspect because you are under 160 pound, burn under 1600 cal a day before exercise a ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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I had a gastric bypass but gained back some of the weight. Will garcinia cambogia work for me?

I had a gastric bypass but gained back some of the weight. Will garcinia cambogia work for me?

Doubt it...: Garcinia cambogia is a plant often used in asian recipes. The skin of the fruit contains hydroxycitric acid which is the active ingredient that in rats inhibits a fat producing enzyme called citrate lyase that increases serotonin levels leading to significant weight loss. In human studies short-term weight loss is less impressive ; the clinical relevance is uncertain ; statistically insignificant. ...Read more

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Had gastric bypass-gained half of weight list back, but I still can't eat normally, & I seldom get hungry. Can't eat meat or much fruit. Any thoughts?

Had gastric bypass-gained half of weight list back, but I still can't eat normally, & I seldom get hungry. Can't eat meat or much fruit. Any thoughts?

Eat solids, no sips: Weight regain after bypass is usually due to eating foods that go down comfortably. There is a tendency to fall into a pattern o slider foods (soups), sipping with food, and snacks. In essence you are defeating the surgery to lose weight, you need to eat foods that pack the pouch (bread, chicken, etc) and fill you up. Don't drink with or after meals or you will wash food down. ...Read more

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Patients with gastric bypass can they gain weight back?

Patients with gastric bypass can they gain weight back?

Yes: Regaining weight frequently happens. It used to be thought that it had to do with enlargement of the gastric pouch, but more recent studies suggest that it is related to a gradual widening of the gastrojejunal anastomosis (the joining between the stomach pouch and small intestine that is created). ...Read more

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Can you revise a gastric bypass surgery if you gain the weight back?

Can you revise a gastric bypass surgery if you gain the weight back?

Likely: But you need expert advice on exactly what was done and what is possible in the current situation. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass 4 yrs out and gaining weight and seem unable to lose it, like before the surgery. How do I get back on track?

Gastric bypass 4 yrs out and gaining weight and seem unable to lose it, like before the surgery. How do I get back on track?

Read: Maintenance weight, while difficult to predict for an individual patient, is dependent on multiple factors, including the type of bariatric procedure performed, physiological adaptation, occurrence of life events (eg, pregnancy, menopause, smoking cessation), prescription of weight gaining medications, adherence to appropriate eating and exercise behaviors, patient age, functional status, and othe. ...Read more

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I am on antipsychotics gained weight I have diet exercise no luck while on it doc won't take me off thinking of lapband or gastric bypass?

I am on antipsychotics gained weight I have diet exercise no luck while on it doc won't take me off thinking of lapband or gastric bypass?

Stay on meds!: I know u asked about surg, but meds first. Anger issues: I can see why your doc would want you to stay on your meds. However, none of the meds listed are antipsychotics, so I am confused. Phentermine, while for wt loss, can make anger worse. See if doc will try metformin instead. And instead of the clonazepam, what was your antipsychotic? Is there a less fatty one? Or it with metformin?
Be well. ...Read more

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Had gastric bypass 2 yrs ago. Health problems more now than before surgery. How come veins show dark all over my body? Can't gain weight and I eat.

Had gastric bypass 2 yrs ago. Health problems more now than before surgery. How come veins show dark all over my body? Can't gain weight and I eat.

Not enough info: You may have several problems going on and should consult with your doctor. YOU may need an ultrasound to look at your veins, but better to get seen first ...Read more

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Had gastric bypass 12 yrsago. Lost 130#. Gains about 95 back. Would weight watchers work for me.. Can't afford a revision.?

Had gastric bypass 12 yrsago. Lost 130#. Gains about 95 back. Would weight watchers work for me.. Can't afford a revision.?

Absolutely: Yes weight watchers, jenny craig or any of the other weight loss programs would work. It would certainly help if you worked closely with a nutritionist and a trainer at te gym. You proved to yourself already that when you had the right tool and you used it, you lost weight. You simply need to use a new tool to help yourself in the right direction. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had gastric bypass. Have gained some weight back. Can I get my stomach stapled again?

What do you recommend if I had gastric bypass. Have gained some weight back. Can I get my stomach stapled again?

Go back to your: Bariatric surgeon. Yes may need revision (surgery) after evaluation. Success after revision is very good, but you have to modify your style, by exercise and limiting your intake and be active ...Read more

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Can I do the duodenal switch with a BMI of 27.5? Had gastric bypass 7 yrs ago. Gaining weight again. I exercise, but my stomach fits a lot of food!

Can I do the duodenal switch with a BMI of 27.5? Had gastric bypass 7 yrs ago. Gaining weight again. I exercise, but my stomach fits a lot of food!

No: Duodenal switch will not work in a patient that has undergone gastric bypass, since the food stream no longer goes by way of the duodenum. If you are gaining weight after a gastric bypass, you should see your surgeon or a specialized GI physician, who can determine the cause for weight gain. This is usually due to enlargement of the connection between the stomach pouch and the intestine. ...Read more

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I had a RNY Gastric Bypass 03/01/2005 lost 215lbs, however, have gained back 75-80lbs, would like to know if OK to do a cleanse?

I had a RNY Gastric Bypass 03/01/2005 lost 215lbs, however, have gained back 75-80lbs, would like to know if OK to do a cleanse?

Why bother: I would follow the diet you MD recommended, and if you have any questions ask him/her. Cleanses are a trendy hoax and have no health benefits. ...Read more

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How does gastric bypass surgery work in losing weight?

Makes you feel full: Since the large stomach is eliminated or reduced in size one feels full after small meals. This helps to reduce intake and weight ultimately. ...Read more

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How can I stop losing weight after gastric bypass surgery?

How can I stop losing weight after gastric bypass surgery?

Stop weight loss: Usually, weight loss tapers off and stops around a year to a year and a half after bypass surgery. If you are under a year out from surgery, I wouldn't worry about it. If you are several years out, make sure you eat enough food everyday. Some surgeons bypass too much of your intestinal tract and that can cause excessive weight loss. That can be fixed surgically. ...Read more

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How effective is a gastric bypass for natural weight loss?

How effective is a gastric bypass for natural weight loss?

Natural???: You have altered your bodies physiology by surgery. What's natural about that? You will lose weight. How much depends on the individual ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the mean weight loss 6 months after gastric bypass?

Bypass: Variable depending on each patient and how committed the patient is average weight loss is about 60-70% excesss body weight at one year. ...Read more

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Help please! Is gastric bypass a good idea for an 18yr old who is more then 200lbs over weight?

Help please! Is gastric bypass a good idea for an 18yr old who is more then 200lbs over weight?

Good question: Gastric bypass introduces a "new disorder" because the gut is rearranged from its natural condition. At 18, there is a long life to be affected. On top of that, a low calorie diet must be followed after the surgery or else the weight will be regained. It is far more preferable to be able to decrease calorie counts and increase exercise, without the surgery. But, 200 # overweight is not good. ...Read more

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Hi I've had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago and I stopped losing weight 1 year after the surgery... I'm still not happy with my weight what to do?

Hi I've had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago and I stopped losing weight 1 year after the surgery... I'm still not happy with my weight what to do?

Bypass surgery: To have successful variant roc surgery one must include significant life changes to include exercise, limiting calories--especially sugars and other carbohydrates. One must have a psychic change where food plays less of an emotional role. And, you must eat slowly and may I repeat, limit your calories! ...Read more

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Whts the best OTC meds to get for weight lost. I'm 21 yrs old n being close to pushing 300 and im considrring gastric bypass but I don't have insurance?

Whts the best OTC meds to get for weight lost. I'm 21 yrs old n being close to pushing 300 and im considrring gastric bypass but I don't have insurance?

No meds for weight: Please do not buy into hype or fad diets. There is no medication to help you lose weight and keep it off in any healthy way.

Bariatric surgery is a valid and effective way to not only lose weight but to resolve some obesity related medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis.

Weight loss techniques also include low calorie high protein diets with regular exercise. ...Read more

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Can I receive gastric bypass being almost 100 pounds over weight?

Can I receive gastric bypass being almost 100 pounds over weight?

Yes: However it is a big decision requires extensive evaluation prior to the surgery. Also it is a commitment to start changing behavior regarding healthy eating and exercise as much as you tolerate before not after the surgery. ...Read more

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Do gastric sleeve or gastric bypass work better for losing weight?

Both similar: The sleeve and bypass work in almost all patients. Our experience is to expect about an 80% excess body weight loss with the bypass and 70% with the sleeve. So if you weigh 250 and you are supposed to weigh 150, then you have an excess weight of 100 lbs. Most patients make their decision based on side effects or risks. Both are great. ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass safe for an 18yr old who is more then 200lbs over-weight?

Is gastric bypass safe for an 18yr old who is more then 200lbs over-weight?

Yes: Although weight loss surgery as with any surgery has it's own risks and complications, bariatric surgery performed for this type individual by an expert in the field of bariatric surgery can result in long term health benefits. Be sure to ask about the complications that can occur, as well as the surgeons' own complication rate to make sure that you're making an informed decision. ...Read more

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How much weight do most people loose in the first months after gastric bypass surgery?

How much weight do most people loose in the first months after gastric bypass surgery?

2-4 pounds per week: Weight loss after gastric bypass surgery varies depending on your starting weight, where you carry your weight (abdomen versus lower body), how well you stick to your dietary regimen, whether you drink liquid calories (except for protein shakes!), and your other illnesses that may limit your exercise. Higher weight loss is seen in those that exercise, follow their diet, and see their surgeon! ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass 5 years ago. I lost 100lbs, but have gained 50 lbs back. Might I be a candidate for revision surgery?

I had gastric bypass 5 years ago. I lost 100lbs, but have gained 50 lbs back. Might I be a candidate for revision surgery?

Eating behavior KEY: Tips for eating success: don't drink fluids with meals (washes food down); avoid high fat snacks (chips, crackers, peanut butter); avoid sugar, eat more solid food that "packs your pouch", avoid too many slider foods that go right through. Can also see your surgeon for endoscopy or solid meal UGI to check size of pouch and pouch outflow size. ...Read more

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I am 25 years. I weigh 224 an I am thinking about doing a gastric bypass to lose weight. Do u think that's a good choice for me?

Gastric bypass: That depends on your height. If you are 5'3" and have no medical problems, you would qualify. If you are 5'7" and have medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, asthma, gerd, etc., you would also still qualify. It is all dependent on your body mass index (bmi). You need a bmi greater than 40 if healthy, or greater than 35 if you have medical problems. ...Read more

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Can diet pills or gastric bypass surgery help me lose most weight?

Can diet pills or gastric bypass surgery help me lose most weight?

Gastric bypass: All forms of weight loss surgery: lap band - gastric bypass do better for weight loss than any medicine. ...Read more

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What are solutions to loose rapid weight loss besides gastric bypass?

What are solutions to loose rapid weight loss besides gastric bypass?

See answer: Not particularly recommended to lose "rapidly." but, repeated studies have proven that the best and most succesful weight loss programs include a regimen of diet along with a structured exercise program. Decreasing carbs and colories is a start, and get into a regimented exercise program. Get information from your dr. Several insurance carriers will supplement the cost of weight loss programs. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass about 8 years ago. In the past year I have pain throughout my body unable to eat any animal product and major weight loss help!

I had gastric bypass about 8 years ago. In the past year I have pain throughout my body unable to eat any animal product and major weight loss help!

Bariatric surgery fo: It would help if you coud discuss this with the bariatric surgeon that did the procedure, and also consult a dietitian. ...Read more

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. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more