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Are you allowed to use a straw to drink a drink after surgery?

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No, my nutritionist says that it's hard to gauge how much you are drinking with each sip and also can introduce air into your stomach which can be painful.

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Both my doc and nutrionist said no

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Are you allowed to use a straw to drink a drink after surgery?

I’m 7 months out and use straws more often than I would before.. I don’t notice a difference in air, but you have to be careful with larger sips... although I tend to gulp down too much even without straws.. learning process I guess.


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I think this still varies widely depending on your program and surgeon. My program is a cautious yes starting around 6 months. They generally prefer you don't use straws especially at first because it's easier to accidentally get larger sips/gulps. But, if you use them and don't have any problems they don't care - especially if it means you are getting your liquids in.

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My personal opinion is that’s it’s definitely OK. Stop using a straw it causes any pain or discomfort.

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You can. I use them here and there without a problem and find that everything is still intact.

Hw-273
Sw-226
CW-124
GW-130
Size- 2, Small in sweats. Small in shirts. depends on how it's cut or made.
Bra Size- 34C

Surgery Date- April 26th, 2017
RNY
"Only those who try will become" FFX

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My doc says no straws for 8 weeks.

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