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Hello everybody, I had laproscopic sleeve gastrectomy on the 31st. Aside from the constant gas pain and vomiting everytime I took pain medicine, recovery went pretty well. The thing I have been dealing with the last few days is diarrhea though. The day after surgery, I actually pooped myself thinking it was just gas. At that time is was watery. It was incredibly embarrassing and I'm so thankful my nurse and CNA were more than understanding. Saturday (3 days post-op) it was very soft. Sunday it was starting to get more loose again. Today it watery again and I've gone multiple times. I've been trying to change up what I've been consuming, thinking it was the milk or the Soups I've chosen to eat, but it doesn't seem to help. It doesn't make sense that I also had diarrhea the day after surgery when I was NPO for so long. Has anybody else experienced this? Is it normal?

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Oh yeah. I experienced that too. I got up to go to the bathroom on day 3 just for a wee & suddenly ... Yes, embarrassing, totally unexpected & very dark & smelly. My friend was advised to wear disposal incontinence pants for that very reason. I wish my surgeon had told me would have saved the knickers & pyjamas from the bin. But he did advise to have Imodium on hand if I had frequent diarrhoea in the first week. Fortunately, I only had the one attack but my friend had diarrhoea like that for a week.

Her surgeon said it’s a combination of the liquid diet & the gas with the surgery & it affects people differently. I had no gas pain but my friend had a lot which may explain why she had a lot of attacks.

If it continues, contact your medical team. Dehydration is a concern post surgery.

Good luck.

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most people deal with the opposite issue - constipation - although yes, people sometimes post about diarrhea. If it continues you can always check with your clinic.

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Yup!!! For about 2 weeks I had to be VERY careful and within a quick dash (shuffle) of my bathroom

It settled down to stools which resemble those of babies fed on breast milk ( If you know you know.!!!)

Now I'm on soft/normal foods I have to be careful of constipation

But still get what my surgeon classes "overflow diarrhea " but I had troubles with this and ibs-d pre surgery too

Be carful of your fluids. If you feel dehydrated get help

Take care...it passes

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If it continues, contact your medical team. Dehydration is a concern post surgery.
Good luck.


Yeah it's a concern of mine, but I'm taking in as much Water as I'm losing so I don't feel dehydrated at all. I haven't had any problems being able to drink adequate Fluid, thank goodness.

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I don't remember diarrhea with the sleeve (actually constipation was my problem), but definitely had the "runs" for a week or two after bypass surgery. My dietician recommended I take Benefiber Sugarfree Prebiotic. It sounds anti intuitive, but my surgeon told me that the Fiber helps absorb some of the Fluid in the bowel, and it worked.

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