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Dumping Syndrome with the Sleeve

Started by BigGurl, Apr 12, 2011 2:27 PM
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Posted April 12, 2011 - 2:27 PM

Hi All,

I was curious to know how many Sleevers develope some form of Dumping? I noticed of the past couple weeks ( I'm 5 weeks post-op) whenever I have a small bit of sugar or small bit of fat ( I can only eat 1/4 cup at a time) I get colicky cramps going accross the lower part of my stomach, diarrhrea, fatigue, hot flashes and sometimes heart palpitations. It does'nt happen all the time just sometimes..


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Posted April 12, 2011 - 2:31 PM

I am not sure about this. I hear people say that they feel as if they get it, but not sure if it is really "dumping" or not.
My dr. and case mgr say that sleevers don't get dumping. So, I don't know.


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Posted April 12, 2011 - 2:39 PM

Theoretically it's not meant to happen but I've seen some people saying they it sometimes does. Another term for dumping is Alimentary Hypoglycemia (you'll get plenty of hits if you Google it) and you don't have to have WLS to get it. I think I suffered from it occasionally pre-surgery when I visited the dessert cart too often on holiday (I'd get cramp and diarrhea about 30 minutes after dessert).



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Posted April 12, 2011 - 3:04 PM

Yvette, the symptoms you describe, I get when I eat something to sweet or to fat too. Again it does not happen each time . I am almost 8 months out and I would say it has happen at least 4 times in the last few months. INTERESTING :unsure:

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 4:22 PM

Thanks Everyone,
I'm glad i'm not the only one that is happens to. Pre WLS .. If I ate too much chocolate / milk I would get the Dumping too. Maybe its just something that some people have a predisposition for. My Nutrionist said that some Sleevers will get this the same as Bypassers ..It's getting better though.. Not happening as much.
Yvette :)



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Posted April 18, 2011 - 4:23 PM

You really are Rocking the Weightloss!!! You Go Girl!!!


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Posted April 18, 2011 - 5:07 PM

I have problems with meals that are too rich as well... mostly starchy/fatty/sweet. most often times I can't even finish the meal before I'm running for the bathroom! (tmi..sorry). I figured it was a form of IBS. It definitely encourages me to not eat that stuff! I wonder if I'll still have this problem post VSG?


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Posted April 18, 2011 - 9:02 PM

If you are eating healthy with little sugar, it could be that your stomach isn't used to it. It's happened to me and I haven't even had the surgery yet.


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Posted April 18, 2011 - 9:18 PM

Have you talked to your surgeon? Could it be gallbladder issues? Do any of you take meds to prevent gallstones during your weight loss period?


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Posted April 18, 2011 - 10:34 PM

That happened to me when I was a few months out - anytime I ate sugar, especially ice cream. Still happens sometimes, but really haven't figured out the trigger.

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