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Why is my gas so bad after gastric bypass?

Why is my gas so bad after gastric bypass?

Everyone has a certain amount of bacteria living in their intestines. However, in rare cases, gastric bypass can cause bacteria to grow unchecked. This excess bacteria may eat up the nutrients your body needs and can cause bloating, cramping, gas and diarrhea.

Does Bariatric Surgery cause gas?

Whether you’ve had gastric sleeve or gastric bypass, the body undergoes various hormonal changes, particularly how it processes the food you take in. This can lead to increased levels of gas production or body odor.

How do I get rid of trapped wind after gastric bypass?

For trapped wind, peppermint tea, peppermint cordial or chewable wind relieving agent that can be purchased from the chemist are recommended. Avoid carbonated drinks – can cause pouch and stomach distension. Do not drink whilst eating – causes pouch distension, vomiting and flushes food through the band.

How can I avoid gas after gastric bypass?

Timing meals differently or eating more slowly can help some people have less gas. Liquids can be washed down more quickly and may cause problems if there is a lot of sugar—also known as “late dumping” which causes gas and diarrhea more than 30 minutes after eating.

When did I Have my gastric bypass surgery?

Ironic. For those of you who are not familiar with my weight loss journey, you can see some before and after photos and read more about it here . It’s been almost 10 years since I had gastric bypass surgery. I had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. This entailed the cutting of my stomach to make a smaller stomach pouch about the size of an egg.

Are there any side effects of bariatric surgery?

Bariatric procedures are generally safe and effective, but can be associated with devastating complications, some of which may be fatal if not addressed quickly. Bariatric surgical procedures include sleeve gastrectomies (SG), Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses (RYGB), and gastric balloons.

Why did my stomach swell after gastric bypass?

After an additional week in the hospital and extensive tests, doctors concluded I had a “swelling in the portion of the stomach that led to the intestines.”   This swelling caused a blockage.   The swelling finally subsided and everything was “good”… for awhile.

What are the risks of having a gastric bypass?

After having pink eye and strep throat twice… doctors ran blood test suspecting I had mononucleosis.   Mono test came back negative.   But my blood and iron counts were extremely low.   Apparently, my iron levels were under a 4.   Apparently, individuals with iron levels under a 4 are usually passed out.

Why do I get bloating after gastric bypass?

Bloating is usually a very different issue. If you have new problems with bloating several months or years after surgery, consider getting evaluated for reflux in your esophagus or for gallbladder disease. If you had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, you might need to be checked for a bowel obstruction or an internal hernia.

What to do if you pass gas after gastric bypass?

If you had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, you might need to be checked for a bowel obstruction or an internal hernia. You can address this issue with your primary healthcare provider first, but you will likely need to be examined by your surgeon if the problem is severe or does not go away easily.

When to see a doctor for gastric bypass?

If you have new problems with bloating several months or years after surgery, consider getting evaluated for reflux in your esophagus or for gallbladder disease. If you had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, you might need to be checked for a bowel obstruction or an internal hernia.

Are there any studies on gas after bariatric surgery?

Studies about gas and poop odor after bariatric surgery are all based on “after the fact” questionnaires completed by patients. No other measures of gas or smell have been used. This information is rather weak because it is not being asked in real- time.