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if you stick to what the dr says exactly, is there any complications? extra gas? more hair falling out? ect. Im getting labs this week and hopefully my date for May, and its just now starting to sink in all the changes that i have to make, which i know os for the better. anxiety is getting to me i suppose.

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as with any surgery, there's always a risk of complications, but most are minor and "fixable", and many of us don't experience complications at all.

there's not much you can do about Hair loss. It can happen after any major surgery - or even giving birth - but it seems to be more common with bariatric surgery because in addition to the shock to your body from the surgery, you're also taking in very few calories afterward. Keeping on top of your Protein and Vitamins may help it from getting any worse than it is, but you still might lose hair. Most of us do (not all - but most), but for the majority, we're the only ones who notice it. I had some hair loss during months 5-8, but it was just light shedding, so no one would have noticed it. Hair coming out in big, noticeable clumps isn't very common.

anxiety before surgery is very common - I kind of freak out before any surgery. But I'm sure you'll do fine!!

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As @catwoman7 said there is always a risk of complications, and each of us is so different that while I might have had gas, you might have very little. I think the best thing you can do is educate yourself on the possibilities so that you're prepared. If you do have bad gas pain, what are the remedies that people suggest? If you have Hair loss, what can you do? (Not much BTW except wait it out) If you can't drink cold Water, what do other people suggest? I learned so much from lurking around on these boards, that I felt really prepared for anything - including the inevitable stall. Good luck!!!

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