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Will i lose or gain weight after a colectomy?

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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine
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In brief: Initially

You will lose a lot of weight depending how long until you can restart diet and you will need extra calories to recover.

In brief: Initially

You will lose a lot of weight depending how long until you can restart diet and you will need extra calories to recover.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Dr. Emil Shakov
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Dr. Jay Singh
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Both

Weight loss of 5 to 15 pounds is common during the week of and after the colon resection but then by 6 weeks most people should start to gain the weight back.
If you are hoping to lose weight, this is not my recommended program but it can kick start one.

In brief: Both

Weight loss of 5 to 15 pounds is common during the week of and after the colon resection but then by 6 weeks most people should start to gain the weight back.
If you are hoping to lose weight, this is not my recommended program but it can kick start one.
Dr. Jay Singh
Dr. Jay Singh
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