Is the dumping syndrome from gastric bypass pain similar to pain from an infected gallbladder?

Dumping syndrome. Not quite the same. Gallbladder pain is usually in the right upper quadrant, right under your ribcage. Dumping is more of a generalized abdominal cramping, plus cold sweats, heart palpitations, maybe diarrhea.

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Ways to minimize "dumping syndrome" after gastric bypass?

Avoid SuGAR. Dumping syndrome is the lightheadedness, shaky, jittery, sleepy feelings that go with having a low blood sugar. These symptoms occur about 1 hour after eating or drinking something with sugar. Check labels. Make sure less than 4 gm sugar. Avoid orange juice, sweet tea, regular soda, and obvious sweets, mints, candy. Low blood sugar can be dangerous. Focus on sugar-free. Read more...
Dietary. Best way is to make appropriate dietary changes as recommended by your surgeon or nutritionalist. Read more...

Can gastric dumping syndrome occur in a person with no prior gastric bypass surgery?

Possible. Anything is possible in medicine. A gastroenterologist can give you more information. Read more...
Dumping. No, not really. There are a very small percentage of people that will get post prandial hypoglycemia, but that only gives you some of the symptoms of dumping. With dumping, you can also get diarrhea, a stomach ache, nausea. There are people that have these symptoms and who have irritable bowel syndrome, but this is different than dumping syndrome that people get after a bypass. Read more...

I'm almost 46. Why do I always smell like body odor when I'm always cold, shower, perfume so on? Had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago and gallbladder 3 mon. Go

Foods. Your situation MAY have something to do w/the foods you eat. Because you have had GI surgery it is important that you eat properly as you know. Please see your doc tor and a nutritionist and mention the body odor. Peace and good health. Read more...

My gallbladder was not removed when I had gastric bypass in 2000. My gallbladder now has innumerable stones what should I do?

It Depends. If you have had symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, or even fevers, you should see a surgeon for consideration of removal of your gallbladder. If your gallbladder is not causing you any problems, you can generally leave it alone. This warrants a proper discussion with your physician based on your other medical problems.. Read more...
Depends. Are you having symptoms of discomfort or bloating and nausea from the gallstones? If there are no symptoms, you can watch the gallstones. If you are having problems from the gallstones then see your surgeon to evaluate for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This is a very common occurrence after gastric bypass and weight loss. Read more...

Considering gastric bypass or lapband. Had gallbladder taken out. Would that b a good decision?

No. Before undergoing by pass surgery , you must try non operative means, go on diet join gym etc. Gastric by pass is the lost resort , once done rarely reversed , . Read more...

Alk Phos 184; WBC 12.7; CBD 12 mm and RUQ pain. Gallbladder out 20 yrs ago. Gastric Bypass surgery 13 yrs ago. Should I be concerned?

See your doctor. if you are having pain in the right upper quadrant with this lab pattern, it is possible that you could have a retained gallstone in your bile duct. It is important to see your doctor for further evaluation. Good luck. . Read more...

Had Gastric Bypass. EGD clear. Ultrasound shows sludge in gallbladder. Can sludge still cause me pain in my right side and extreme nausea after eating?

Possibly. Usually sludge in the gallbladder doesn't cause pain (gallstones can). However, it may be that your gallbladder isn't functioning properly. The best test to have done is a HIDA with cholecystokinin (a special nuclear medicine test that tells whether the gallbladder empties properly). Your primary care doctor can order this, or your surgeon. If positive, taking the gallbladder out can help. Read more...