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Just had my first set of lab work done post RNY and for the most part it was good. However, my Protein and globulin were too low despite ingesting 85-100 gms per day. Anyone else have this? I'm 3 months post surgery.

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Sounds like you're getting enough in, your body is having trouble digesting and assimilating it. There Must be surely a way to attack and solve this problem. If one kind of Protein is not working maybe they can give you other options?

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yes - I'm four years out and have to average at least 100 grams of Protein a day or else my prealbumin level tanks. We discovered my level runs low pretty shortly after surgery. I could very well have malabsorbed protein BEFORE surgery, too, but we'll never know because they didn't do a baseline on that. I still drink one Protein Shake a day as my morning snack. That pretty much assures I'll be over 100 grams by the end of the day (even though I get the rest of my protein from food)

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yes - I'm four years out and have to average at least 100 grams of Protein a day or else my prealbumin level tanks. We discovered my level runs low pretty shortly after surgery. I could very well have malabsorbed Protein BEFORE surgery, too, but we'll never know because they didn't do a baseline on that. I still drink one Protein Shake a day as my morning snack. That pretty much assures I'll be over 100 grams by the end of the day (even though I get the rest of my protein from food)
Thank you! I am waiting to hear from doctor's office as to what they want me to do. But was thinking of upping my intake to at least 100 gm as well.

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