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Hi everyone. I’m new to this site and just had surgery on 2/27. I was wondering if any ladies who have had their surgery experienced weight gain right after surgery? The morning of my surgery they weighed me and 2 1/2 days later when I was discharged, they weighed me again and I was 11 lbs. heavier. I understand bloating but have never been so bloated that I gained that much more weight. So just curious if anyone else had a similar experience.

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Same here. It was the i.v. fluids. They give you a lot. I think even while you are in surgery they are pumping fluids into you. It does go down soon enough.

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Same thing everybody else has said - i.v. fluids from the hospital stay. Your body will figure everything out in a few days and you'll normalize.

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Same as what everyone said. All I want to add is don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t start coming off in just days. I came home 12 lbs heavier and I swear that scale hardly budged for the first two weeks. You’re swollen and your body is healing. It WILL normalize in it’s own time and you will start to see some progress on the scale. If you haven’t already I’d take your measurements. Even when the scale isn’t moving the inches are coming off. You’ve got this 👍🏻

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I found it ironic that I lost 9 lbs with my 2 week pre-op diet and gained exactly 9 lbs in the hospital in less than 24 hrs! I lost that plus 3 more the first week post op. It's normal.

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Totally normal

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Thanks all for the reassurances. My only reference is my husband who had the same surgery 10 months ago and did not have this issue. So then I thought perhaps it happens mostly in women than men 😂

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I gained 18 lbs!

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51 minutes ago, DavidP said:

I'm on Day 3 of the liquid Pre-op diet. Yesterday was a bit rough for a few hours, but today seems to be much better so far. My surgeon told me on Tuesday at my pre-op appointment that the first few days would be the worst and after that I would probably just be bored with consuming the same things everyday.

On 3/10/2019 at 9:55 AM, Vthoo said:

Hi everyone. I’m new to this site and just had surgery on 2/27. I was wondering if any ladies who have had their surgery experienced weight gain right after surgery? The morning of my surgery they weighed me and 2 1/2 days later when I was discharged, they weighed me again and I was 11 lbs. heavier. I understand bloating but have never been so bloated that I gained that much more weight. So just curious if anyone else had a similar experience.

Same exact thing happened to me! No worries, you will lose it quickly. The past posts are all correct, they're the liquids they pumped in your system. I also gained 11 pounds, wow! Good Luck! One day at a time!

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