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It will be 4 weeks Friday that my niece had gastric sleeve in Tijuana Mexico. We watched the video and the surgery went well.. She has not been able to keep anything down. Throwing up black nasty stuff and poop is black as well...Been to the ER twice and they ran , all kinds of test on her, find nothing... She is weak and dizzy and not getting better. The doctor in Mexico keep saying your body has to adapt...I get that but not able to even keep Water down...Anyone else experiencing these symptoms?

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I’m not a medical person at all but this is not right. Get her back to a hospital ASAP. Has she had an endoscopy? Has she had scans of her tummy? She may have a leak or be bleeding internally. Black stools & vomit suggests blood in the digestive tract. Did they test her stools for blood?

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I completely agree with Arabesque. Your niece's symptoms could indicate internal bleeding. She may have to see a gastroenterologist to get to the bottom of it, but it needs to be addressed urgently. I'm sure the ER did a CBC (blood count), I wonder if she is anemic (that would be another indication that she's losing blood). In any case, this needs immediate attention.

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Yes, I agree with everyone! Go to the ER ASAP. Which doctor did your niece go to?

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Is she back in the USA? She needs to get to the hospital ASAP. Infection? I really don't know what this could be but I know it's not right.

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On 11/24/2020 at 8:53 PM, Lesliegwalker said:

It will be 4 weeks Friday that my niece had gastric sleeve in Tijuana Mexico. We watched the video and the surgery went well.. She has not been able to keep anything down. Throwing up black nasty stuff and poop is black as well...Been to the ER twice and they ran , all kinds of test on her, find nothing... She is weak and dizzy and not getting better. The doctor in Mexico keep saying your body has to adapt...I get that but not able to even keep Water down...Anyone else experiencing these symptoms?

I am at 3 weeks out and had none of those issues. I even had a hiatal hernia fixed during my procedure. I have also been cleared to move to pureed and some solids. I am so sorry for your experience. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GET TO A DOCTOR ASAP. xoxox

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Black vomit or stool is listed in my bariatric materials as a sign of a severe problem and to go to the ER right away! Please take her to a different hospital if you can.

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It will be 4 weeks Friday that my niece had gastric sleeve in Tijuana Mexico. We watched the video and the surgery went well.. She has not been able to keep anything down. Throwing up black nasty stuff and poop is black as well...Been to the ER twice and they ran , all kinds of test on her, find nothing... She is weak and dizzy and not getting better. The doctor in Mexico keep saying your body has to adapt...I get that but not able to even keep Water down...Anyone else experiencing these symptoms?

Please keep us updated.

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