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I had my gastric bypass procedure on Tuesday 11/03. I checked my weight the morning of surgery. I hadn’t checked again until today, and somehow I weigh 1 lb. *more* than I did on surgery day. I don’t even know how that’s possible unless it’s a side effect of the procedure itself due to swelling in my body. I’ve consumed nothing except Water, sugar free Jello, Protein Soup, clear Protein Drinks, and heavily diluted apple juice. Taking in enough fluids and protein has been as difficult as expected, so I’m certainly not getting too much. And meds, of course. I’m taking meds too. But that’s the extent of what’s going into my body. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know why this might happen?

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On 11/07/2020 at 08:40, SAS11 said:

I had my gastric bypass procedure on Tuesday 11/03. I checked my weight the morning of surgery. I hadn’t checked again until today, and somehow I weigh 1 lb. *more* than I did on surgery day. I don’t even know how that’s possible unless it’s a side effect of the procedure itself due to swelling in my body. I’ve consumed nothing except Water, sugar free Jello, Protein Soup, clear Protein Drinks, and heavily diluted apple juice. Taking in enough fluids and Protein has been as difficult as expected, so I’m certainly not getting too much. And meds, of course. I’m taking meds too. But that’s the extent of what’s going into my body. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know why this might happen?

Hi congrats on the surgery. Yes a little weight gain is totally normal! They pump you full of fluids and you retain Water during surgery. I’ve had 2 kids and 5 surgeries and it happens every time to me. Focus on healing and your plan to success and that water weight will balance off.

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I gained 23 lbs. in the hospital in 5 days getting my revision to DS surgery. I was on an IV the whole time. I had nothing to eat and almost nothing to drink while in the hospital. It took 5 more days to get back to my pre-surgery weight.

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Every time I am given Ringer's lactate solution (IV) I artificially gain weight (once 15lbs 👀). But it goes away in a few days.

Congratulation on your surgery!

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My bypass was 11/4. Home on 11/5 & I had gained @ 4lbs.

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Very normal. Besides the IV Fluid, you have swelling in the tissues from the surgery itself.

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Thanks for the reassurance! So, how long does it take for this to go away? It’s messing with my head a great deal.

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It's different for everyone. But you should see the scale starting to change after a week. Don't worry. It WILL change!

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10 hours ago, SAS11 said:

I had my gastric bypass procedure on Tuesday 11/03. I checked my weight the morning of surgery. I hadn’t checked again until today, and somehow I weigh 1 lb. *more* than I did on surgery day. I don’t even know how that’s possible unless it’s a side effect of the procedure itself due to swelling in my body. I’ve consumed nothing except Water, sugar free Jello, Protein Soup, clear Protein Drinks, and heavily diluted apple juice. Taking in enough fluids and Protein has been as difficult as expected, so I’m certainly not getting too much. And meds, of course. I’m taking meds too. But that’s the extent of what’s going into my body. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know why this might happen?

I gained 6 lbs in the hospital but I was back to pre-op wt yesterday and down almost 3 labs today. That IV weight was discouraging at first.

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It takes anywhere from 5-10 days for it to come off. At least that's what I was told. I avoided my scale for 10 days.

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i was 254 right before i went on the table. when they had me walking around right after surgery i was 261 -

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Surgery @ 279, came home @286 the next day.

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