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Hi friends

I’m 4 days post op and am pretty dehydrated I’m definitely getting my liquids in but no urinating. I ended up having to buy liquid IV because pedialyte wasn’t working. Anyone else have the same issue? I just don’t want to go to the hospital again just to get hydrated.

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Mark

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This is a time where I should call a nurse at the hospital you got your surgery done at. I get that it's the weekend and the office is probably closed, but this is something that the nurses within the general surgeon department can probably help with and they are 24/7. Dehydration isn't only common after WLS, but also other surgeries, yet it is still serious.

Alternatively, did your surgeon give you their cell phone number? Not all do, but some do. At the minimum, it's common for them to give you a number in case of questions or concerns.

Edited by Kukubari

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Staying hydrated the first couple of weeks is a full time job. You have to watch the clock and sip sip sip all those little cups to get your 60 ounces in. If you drink one ounce every 15 minutes while you're awake....you will hit your goals.

Pour a teenie little once ounce medicine cup. Sip it over 15 minutes.

If you do this every 15 minutes, you will be able to drink 4 ounces an hour.

Most people are awake 16+ hours a day.

4 ounces x 16 hours = 64 ounces

You can stay hydrated, but you have to be incredibly diligent. Drinking WILL become easier as you go....but the first week it's tough.

Sip. Sip. Sip.

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I went back to the hospital as an outpatient to get fluids. I just called my doctors office and they said it up well they had the hospital call me and set an appointment that same day and I got two bags of fluids.

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