Please Help I have gas, farting, since Gastric By-pass!!

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on 12/27/07 1:37 pm

I had gastric bypass June 2006. I have lost 129 pounds BUT>>>>Has anyone had a problem with gas, farting, since they have had gastric bypass? Ever since I have had the surgery I have had gas but it is getting even worse. I thought it was food related but it is all the time and the smell is unbearable especially for others, my family.  This has never happened until I had the surgery. I called my doctor, who did the surgery, and he told me to call my family doctor. I talked to my family doctor and he said this is a natural thing but this is unimaginable. Gas is natural to a certain point so this is why I am writing this to see if this is a problem with anyone else. Should I set up an appointment and meet with my surgeon? Does anyone think something is wrong?

on 12/27/07 2:12 pm
Wonder if you have an overgrowth of intestional bacteria.  If that is a possibility try Flagyl via script or perhaps probiotics OTC. Hope it gets better. Betty
Angie Conley
on 12/27/07 3:39 pm - Middletown , OH
I just wanted to add that eating Dannon Active yogurt has helped my gas situation tremendously. I started eating it when I started my first round of penicillin for an infection. I'm now on my third round of penicillin and still eating the yogurt and my gas is a lot less. No the gas wasn't caused by the infection, but the probiotics in the yogurt has helped anyway. And I'm no longer constipated either. Hopefully this will be my last round of penicillin. If not, I may need an IV to get rid of the infection, but will continue the yogurt for obvious reasons. Good source of protein to boot.
(deactivated member)
on 12/27/07 10:33 pm
Thank you so much for replying. That was so kind and informational.
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on 12/27/07 10:37 pm
It's possbile. I am looking for any answers. Thanks for replying to my post.
Sherry B
on 12/27/07 2:19 pm - Peru, IN
This is quite common for those of us who have had Rny. I can't believe your surgeon didn't tell you that. No, nothing is wrong and I have yet to find anything that helps. There is an "internal" deoderant you can get on line that some says help but it never did me. They actually gagged me trying to take them as they have a quite different taste, smell and are a large tablet. I am well over 2 yrs post op and the gas it is not quite as bad as a year ago. But still a pain to deal with. Long story. short, in my experience and reading of others experience, you just have to deal with it. Good luck. Sherry

starting 304 / current 152 / goal - i was always scared to set one - surgeons goal was 170

(deactivated member)
on 12/27/07 10:34 pm
I wished my suregon would have told me to. Thank you for replying to my post. It made me feel better. Thanks again.
Trauma Queen
on 12/27/07 2:45 pm - Jacksonville, FL
well..i hate to tell ya this but being 29 months postop it's not better :( II began taking chloraphill tablets and I think it's helped some what. It is a natural deoderant made from plants, supposed to help with digestion and what not and also breath.  My breath was kickin! I'm sorry it's bad for you, it's bad for me too. Just try to consume alot of fiber and stay away from gassy foods. thats all i know. Also you may..forfarts and giggles (hehe) wanna go get checked for a bacteria in your intestine. A simple medicne can make a huge difference called Flaglyl (sp?) good luck.
brachioplasty 7/11/07
Breast reduction/lift and axilla repair 9/5/07
Mons reduction and L arm brachioplasty repair 01/02/08
Tummy tuck with Anchor cut  3/12/08
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(deactivated member)
on 12/27/07 10:40 pm
Thank you so much- you made me feel so better. I just laughed and my husband would get so mad because he would about vomit. You are so sweet to spend so much time on my post. Once again Thank you and have a great 2008!
on 12/27/07 4:02 pm - West Jordan, UT
RNY on 11/08/05 with
Betty: I use Papaya Enzymes for occasional problems with gas.  It's safe to take.  My Daughter in law who has digestion problems due to large and various medications tells me sometimes she will chew as many as 9 with no side effects.  She has M.S. and  finds she doesn't tolerate many foods and seasonings, particularly when she eats out or food prepared by others and doesn't have control over the preparation like when she is at home. I developed a hernia post op which was repaired just a few months ago and  for the last 6 - 9 months before the repair and as it got larger I had more difficualty with gas.  Now it's much imporved but occasionally I'll eat something that doesn't agree and the Papaya works well for me. Hope you find out what's causing the problem.   Marva


267/158.0/150 (my personal goal 130) BMI was 43.0 / now 24.69

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