Gastric bypass

What is Gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine.

Questions and answers on "Gastric bypass"

hi i had a gastric bypass 31/2 years ago and i can hardly eat anything is there any way to stretch the pouch. my bowels are all over the place i...

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hi see when u undergo a gastrectomy a part of your stomach is removed. u have to understand that there are cells in different parts of the stomach...

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Is gastric bypass a healthy option for a type 1 diabetic, overweight teenager? I am 17, and i am 6 5, and i weigh 320 lbs. I played football this...

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I had gastric bypass about 5 years ago...and this past year, I just have not been feeling like myself. One issue is I had been diagnosed with...

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Hi,
Thanks for using healthcare magic.

I have gone through your history.

As your thyroid scan and thyroid fuction tests are normal, there is no...

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I am a gastric bypass patient, 7 years post-op. I went to ER last week with lower left back pain. A CT scan was done and the Radiologist stated a...

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Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I am Dr. Rommstein, I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I...

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A Dr told me I have high oxalate levels in my blood causeing kidney stones.......i have recently had gastric bypass.....im sure thats the reason...

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Hai,

High level oxalate indicates you are taking high oxalate containing foods.
Vitamins and calcium will not help in reducing the oxalate level in...

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can i take diphenhydramine hci after gastric bypass surger

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hello... consult your doctor.. your doctor knows your history n will be able to judge it properly..
god bless..

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had gastric bypass 14 months ago, am reading that a low heart rate is fairly normal for us.........mine was down to 40-50 in hospital during an...

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Hello Dear..
sometimes during gastric bypass vagus nerve is also dissected out that may be responsible for your low heart rate..
Definitely regular...

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Good morning. My husband, a heavy drinker and quite obese (350 lbs and 6') has received GGT results of 350. His renal and other levels for liver...

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Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
GGT is very high,
350 lbs,.
Renal and liver functions are not normal ,rather horrifying according to...

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Hi, my name is Sarah and I m writing this in regards to my fiancé Chris. This past Saturday around 1 in the morning I got home and found Chris napping on the couch. He woke up and walked into the kitchen. I noticed on the coffee table there was a box of cookies and a glass of milk sitting there that he probably ate some of before I got home. When he walked into the kitchen, I looked at him and he had this dazed look on his face. I shouted his name and he started to fall backwards, hitting his head on the kitchen cabinet. I ran to him and broke his fall by easing him to the ground when he suddenly started seizing in my arms. His body was rigid, toes on both feet curled inwards. He was unconscious because he was not answering me when I was saying his name and he convulsed for less than 30 seconds. Rescue came immediately and tested his blood sugar, it was 50! The doctors at the hospital suspected he did have a concussion from hitting his head but they feel it was the hypoglycemic episode that caused the seizure, and not the concussion. 2 years ago Chris had gastric bypass RNY surgery and lost approximately 160-170lbs in the past 2 years. He s maintained the same weight for the past year. He and I are both registered nurses and he works an exceptional amount of hours, working doubles and 12 hour shifts all the time for extra money. We were told that along with the low blood sugar and probably being so sleep deprived that that s what caused the seizure. In the past he s had instances at work and home where he s thought he felt low . He does not have a history of diabetes. When he would feel that way he would have a snack and feel fine. After this recent incident, and doing some of my own research I presume he could have reactive hypoglycemia related to his gastric bypass surgery. He is following up with a neurologist (as he s never had a seizure before) and an endocrinologist. The lab work came back normal when he was in the ER, however he s having more labs drawn tomorrow, fasting. Also his CT of his head came back negative. I guess I m writing this because being a nurse makes this situation harder for me because I understand so many (but not all) medical diseases and terminology. I am curious to see if maybe I m going in the right direction thinking this could be reactive hypoglycemia and maybe what else if you have any suggestions or thoughts of what this could be and what else we can do. I m very concerned because seizures are extremely scary, and even though he s out of work for the time being, he s eventually going to have to go back and start driving again, which scares me way more than him. I would appreciate any input you have on this situation. Thank you so much. Sarah

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I have a low WBC. I have B12 anemia and iron deficiency anemia 10 years post gastric bypass. I also have scattered petechiae on my upper body, joint aches and pains and fatigue. I take B12 injections now every 2 weeks and had an iron infusion 6 weeks ago. I still don t feel well. Any thoughts?

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i am having severe chest pain ,burning last about 2 hours the other night 6 1/2 hours i have had gastric bypass gained weight back but i still vomit alot feels like foods just sits on my chest and have to get it out.... i get hot sweaty and it just burns for hours..then goes away at first it lasted about an hour and would only happen every few months now it is 2 or 3 times a week .... dr said my be ulcer stricture i was told once i had hiatal hernia then told i dont have one i have low iron and hemaglobin i am only 48 yr old female i have been suffering for years.... just had a CAT scan..said all was fine.... i had a endoscopy done in dec but asked dr to do again.... today i am experiencing whenever i eat or drink anything ... it just burns going down and burns my stomach for a few minutes and then goes away.... diet coke really hurts going down.... trying to stay away from that today... i have been poked tested xrayed noone can find anything actually fustrating and miserable thanks

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My good friend was operated on because she had internal bleeding . They eventually did life saving surgery since after many tests, couldn t find where it was coming from. They removed ulcers that eroded her stomach, esophagus and apparently put a hole in her heart that they had to repair. They didn t realize until a day or so later that she also had suffered a stroke due to the surgery that from what I hear is considered a massive stroke. She s been on a respirator and out of it since she s had the surgery. The longer they wait, it is more dangerous where the stroke is concerned. Can she fully recover? They are not sure if they can reattach the esophagus. At present she has a feeding tube . At one point they said she had no stomach due to a gastric bypass she had many years back but when they closed her up days later, they were going to do something so she had a stomach. Not sure this all makes sense but just looking for your reponse where the stroke is concerned and if she will ever be able to actually eat again?

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Hi, just got my labs back and my HbA1C is stable at 5.8 I have reactive Hypoglycemia (4 yrs post Gastric Bypass Roux-N-Y & current ht/wt is 5'6" & 149 lbs, which I know is great news. Acarbose at mealtime has significantly decreased the number of...

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I have frequent heat rashes under the multiple folds on skin on the trunk area of my body. After a recent sinus infection , I was given a very strong antibiotic [augmentin] that caused more problems than it fixed. After dealing with the vaginal...

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Hi I've been suffering from chronic cough for more than 8 years & lately cough is bloody... I ve had an upper endoscopy 2 days ago & the report says " reflux esophagitis with 2 short tongues of columnar epithelium found , of which biopsies are...

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