Bowel Impaction After Gastric Sleeve: Causes & Treatments

Bowel Impaction After Gastric Sleeve: Causes & Treatments Bowel Impaction After Gastric Sleeve: Causes & Treatments Bowel Impaction After Gastric Sleeve: Causes & Treatments

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You can know if you have a blockage after gastric sleeve if you start to notice symptoms such as severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, and acid reflux. Pay attention to any of these symptoms and seek urgent medical attention.

You can get rid of constipation after gastric sleeve by using laxatives such as Dulcolax tablets or by simply following the right dietary recommendations given by your doctor or dietitian after the surgery.

It’s hard to poop after gastric sleeve because of the changes to the structure of the digestive tract. Besides, people experience constipation after the surgery if they ignore the importance of exercise and consuming enough fiber-rich foods.

You can go without a bowel movement after gastric sleeve surgery for 3 days maximum. More than that is a sign of constipation because the bowels deplete the water content in the faces and turn it into a solid mass that is hard to be expelled from the body.

You can get food unstuck in your throat after gastric sleeve by standing up and walking around for a few minutes after eating. This simple movement might help dislodge the food and ease the discomfort. If this doesn’t work, consider drinking some water.

Gastric sleeve patients can take laxatives, but with caution and after speaking with their doctors. Several over-the-counter (OTC) laxatives can soften stool and make bowel movements easier in these patients.

Bowel obstruction after gastric bypass can be caused by small bowel obstruction, which often results from adhesions or internal hernia. Unfortunately, the onset of this obstruction may be sudden and can range from mild to critical.


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