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Anyone regret their RNY because of GI issues post op?



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Ugh, I'm still on the fence about which surgery I want. Complicated because I have reflux, so RNY looks like a better choice, but I've been totally scared away from RNY by these boards. I'm worried about loud stomach gurgling, loud uncontrollable flatus, and super stinky poops. I work in an office and may sometimes have to go to court, and loud rumbling and gas would be very embarrassing! Help!!!

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I had RNY over a year ago and my sister had the sleeve two years ago we both have tummy sounds but nothing that other people notice and flatus is not in controllable at all. Any GI issues I have or had out weigh the fact that I’m skinny now.
HW: 350
SW: 325
CW: 161
Goal: 150-160

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I had a sleeve done and nothing prevents the gurgles. Some people get them and some people don’t. I noticed that I would get them when I eat anything with sugar to include fruits.

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I had RNY in December… Zero nausea zero gas and zero tell me sounds

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Thank you all for your replies, they're encouraging and make me feel better!

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I had the sleeve and then revised to RNY. I only had GERD woth the sleeve. I had rumbling noises with both surgeries but not loud enough for others to hear. And I have no GI issues with the RNY. No uncontrollable gas or poo

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Thank you, Bryn910! Im so glad to hear that. I have been working myself up with worry!

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And usually but not always our DS brethren have the stench gas and poo because they have even less intestine to digest with.

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I have no regrets.
I have smelly poop but oh well.
I’ve never pooped myself or anything like that.
I have gas sometimes but control it if I need to with gas x.
My biggest issue is constipation, but I had that issue pre surgery it’s just worse now.

We are all different . No guarantee any negative gi effect will happen, or won’t happen.


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Thank you all for your replies, they're encouraging and make me feel better!
Two weeks ago I was in the same boat. Was I taking too drastic a step? Would I be shitting my head off? I even started a thread here for some positive poop outcome stories.

I'm only two weeks post op, so time is a factor here - but my BM's are behaving and gas is controllable and no worse than before. As I introduce solids more that will change but at this early stage there has not been the nastiness described elsewhere.

I spoke In depth with my dietician and surgeon about it, I called it an irrational fear but they were really responsive and gave me reassurances. Firstly, the ADA in Oz are really into fibre supplements from day one (which is different to other countries for bariatrics) and fibre is essential to keeping regular and firm BM's, provided you stay hydrated. It's also food for gut bacteria, and they think gut biome is a key aspect of the tiny percentage of people that have totally intractable bowel issues after surgery. Secondly, they said gas is controllable. With some careful planning and food watching you can identify the foods or behaviours (gulping) that cause the gas or terrible odour if it becomes a problem. Similarly with loose stools - lactose is the common enemy for some.

Ultimately, even if I do go downhill in the next week as I take more solids in I am confident this will be worth it. I also work in an office, in close quarters with lots of people. I'll just have to get creative about it. But so far, so good.

Out of interest, is the Bris in your name for Brisbane? I'm just west 40 minutes if so. Small world.

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my abdomen makes zero noise.

and isn’t all poop “stinky”?

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Yes and no, some smells like partially digested food , you can still tell what you ate, some of sulfur, and some, and we Bypassers get blamed for this, justly or unjustly, like a sku,k climbed up your colon and then died a slow death, by inches. Nobody has any,that smells like rose petals and sunshine. And the "hang time" on some varieties is prolonged. That is probably what most complain about.

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Hi, Modymatey. Actually the Bris in my name should have an apostrophe. Bri's wife! I live in the US. Thank you for your encouraging reply. You folks on this forum have been so helpful.

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I do not have stinky gas or BMs post-gastric bypass.

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