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hey folks, i am currently 1 week post op and i am experiencing some serious diarrhea. anyone else experience this? did it go aways. ive only been consuming bone broth/protein shakes/and Water and i feel like 5 minute after drinking something i have violent diarrhea. i can walk my dog because if i walk 5 feet i will $h1t my self. help!!! i messaged my surgeon but this is scaring me.

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Diarrhoea isn’t uncommon but you seem to be experiencing more than most. Glad you’ve hit in touch with your surgeon. Try some Imodium in the meantime. It was on my list of over the counter meds to have on hand post surgery in case of diarrhoea.

Wonder if you have could have developed a temporary intolerance to lactose. It happens. May be worth giving some lactose free or plant based Protein Shakes & powder a try instead of the traditional lactose based shakes.

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I had Constipation for the first few days, then once I got through that i had HORRIBLE diarrhea for about 2 weeks. Maybe not as bad as you describe, but every time I "ate" or drank a shake I was in the bathroom within 30 minutes. After that, I am as normal as I can imagine (after 10++ years of constipation issues). I go just about daily and I do not take ANY supplements to help.

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I agree with Arabesque - my first thought was lactose intolerance - or maybe an intolerance to an artificial sweetener. Neither is uncommon....

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On 08/04/2022 at 09:04, shawncotton said:

Be glad you not constipated, thats the worst ,and be scared to push

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I feel this in my soul!! I have a feeling Fiber supplements are going to be in my future.

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hey folks, i am currently 1 week post op and i am experiencing some serious diarrhea. anyone else experience this? did it go aways. ive only been consuming bone broth/protein shakes/and Water and i feel like 5 minute after drinking something i have violent diarrhea. i can walk my dog because if i walk 5 feet i will $h1t my self. help!!! i messaged my surgeon but this is scaring me.

I had my surgery July 6 and I was the same way for the first like 2 1/2 weeks. I could barely make it to the bathroom. But I still have a few episodes if something doesn't settle right with my stomach but it's not near as bad as it was. Hope yours get better soon.

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On 8/4/2022 at 4:10 PM, OtterBot said:

I feel this in my soul!! I have a feeling Fiber supplements are going to be in my future.

I recommend a stool softener combined with Benefiber(I use the Walmart generic). I went from very difficult bms every 4-5 days to much "easier" bms everyday.

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I had the same problem right after surgery for two and a half weeks. It sucks and I'm sorry your going through it Dr blamed it on a bug but everything tested normal. I ended up getting a banana bag and postassium because I couldn't keep anything in.

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check what you are eating for sugar alcohol sweeteners.. they can cause diarrhea issues (if you need a laugh, google for reviews of haribo sugar free Gummy bears… lol)

  • Erythritol
  • Maltitol
  • Mannitol
  • sorbitol
  • Xylitol
  • Hydrogenated starch hydrolysates (HSH)
  • Isomalt

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Hi did the diarrhea ever clear for you? I’m 5 days post op from gastric bypass and having the exact same symptoms. It’s horrible and this is my absolute fear it won’t go away. Thanks for sharing.

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It did after two and a half weeks. It was hell but as soon as it went away I got stronger everyday. I also couldn't handle Protein Shakes and dairy for a couple months. I believe at month 3 I was able to do dairy again and small increments. And now I'm just able to enjoy Protein shakes again which is a huge help because I wasn't able to get my protein post surgery for the longest time. I still can't have a ton of them but I can handle them again. Are you having any other symptoms??

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I had the runs also for the first week or so. It is incredible the amount that exited compared to inputs. But it did get better and if you are worried call you nutritionist or surgery team nurse. I'm sure they will be able to better help you. Never be shy with asking them for help it is what they are there for. Hope you find better days ahead. Wishing you good health and success in you weight loss journey.

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check what you are eating for sugar alcohol sweeteners.. they can cause diarrhea issues (if you need a laugh, google for reviews of haribo sugar free Gummy bears… lol)
  • Erythritol
  • Maltitol
  • Mannitol
  • sorbitol
  • Xylitol
  • Hydrogenated starch hydrolysates (HSH)
  • Isomalt
Today I had a bit of loose stool. Not too bad but not the norm. I did take extra benefiber, and haven't added anything different so I came to look at this site to see- since I have been pretty much eating the exact same things for two to three weeks- and my yogurt has one of things you listed as sugar alcohol <1g I didn't see it as an issue. Maybe it's that or something else. I'm thinking I should drink some extra fluids to compensate.

Scared but excited.

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Reading labels and becoming a ninja at ingredient understanding is my new thing. Yougert should just be active bacterial culture and milk. Nothing else. Any additional thing is just filler. I have and try to make my own with my one pot. It is so easy it is ridiculous . And will add some chopped fruit or some of my Protein Powder to it when I take a portion.

Reading deceptive packing is important and will make you a more effective fat burning machine . Wishing you continued success.

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