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Xenical (orlistat) blocks some of the fat that you eat, keeping it from being absorbed by your body. I'm in my third day pre-op and I ate things I shouldn't have yesterday because I was hungry. I have my surgery tomorrowl. I've lost 10 pounds since the whole process so I won't worry about gaining weight. But the problem is that xenical makes your stool loose. I have this silly worry that when they operate on me, they won't be able to do it well because the stool in my intestine is loose and therefor have complications. (Is this a dumb thing to worry about?)

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Wait so you DID take it? Or you didn't?

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If you have had bariatric surgery, you should talk with your doctor before taking alli®capsules. Some patients experience problems absorbing food after such a procedure. If this is the case, alli® may not be right for you. However, everyone handles these procedures differently, so it is best to check with your doctor first.

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9 minutes ago, Lynda486 said:

If you have had bariatric surgery, you should talk with your doctor before taking alli®capsules. Some patients experience problems absorbing food after such a procedure. If this is the case, alli® may not be right for you. However, everyone handles these procedures differently, so it is best to check with your doctor first.

OP is talking about cheating on her plan and taking Xenical to try to mitigate damage. And she's worried that the loose stools will cause a problem during surgery. And I think yeah, it's an issue and she needs to tell the surgeon. :(

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Yeah sounds like not prepared for surgery at all..

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