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Can you eat spicy foods after surgery? If so, is there a waiting period?

I plan on making some meals for the freezer and wasn't sure.

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My favorite meal during purees was buffalo chicken dip. I had no issues...

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Saw a thread on here a few months ago on this same topic. Most people said they did fine with spicy foods after surgery. I was the exception. I used to love jalepenos, Sriracha and many spicy things. Never had a problem until after surgery. Now spicy burns my tongue and mouth and just doesn't taste good anymore. Heartburn isn't an issue with me.

My suggestion is start slowly and see how you do with it. Most likely you will be fine.

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Oh man, no tomatoes or a whiff of spicy for 8-12 weeks. After that, I've been fine. Just was too irritating to the injured baby tummy.

I don't really enjoy spicy now, but at least it doesn't hurt. Tomatoes are good.

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Im 12 weeks out RNY and gave away some tins of spice tuna that I was scared to try but last night I had to make some vegetarian dishes for friends who love spice. I made some very spicy things like Lebanese lentil salad and harissa falafel. I tested both and omg they were hot but no problem on the stomach just my tongue lol

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Lol. This was one of my biggest dears. I have a collection of chilli sauces in my pantry. However, I was adding chili sauce to my Soups during the puree phase. Thankfully no issues whatsoever.

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I wouldn't make spice food in advance in case you can't deal with it after. You need to keep it basic at first. But I eat spicey food.

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In my case Dr recommended avoiding spicy foods at the beginning. Now i am 8 months post-op and I am able to eat home made salsa and spicy food..


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No issues with spicy food but the not able to drink and eat at the same time forced me to eat less spicy good then before surgery

Good point. I hadn't thought of that!!!!

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