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Stinky gas after RNY ?

Cheryl N.
on 6/11/11 10:19 am - Des Moines, WA
I often hear that your farts, passing gas smell much worse after bypass?  is this true?  

I am having revision from lapband to bypass. 

246 in Dec 2008 before banded 1/28/09 at 215 lbs, band crapped 9/09 at 170 lbs and struggled with it and regained to 203 revised to bypass on 8/1/11 and am very happy.


on 6/11/11 10:29 am
yup, the wonders of RNY
on 6/11/11 10:35 am - Tampa, FL
 I personally do not have stinky gas, I actually don't really have much gas ever. On the other hand, my mom and brother who both had DS have HORRIBLE, peel wall paper off the walls, gas
on 6/11/11 10:37 am
RNY on 03/10/11 with
I don't have much gas and when I do it's not stinky. There hasn't really been a change for me.
Lori P.
on 6/11/11 10:53 am - Kenosha, WI
RNY on 05/24/10 with
I am having a huge issue with this right now.   I ordered some Devrom which is supposed to help.


     SW 212 / Goal 130 / Current 130



on 6/11/11 11:39 am
RNY on 01/19/11 with
I think it depends on the person.  I'm 5 months post-op and have had NO problem with gas at all.  and never a horrible smell. 
on 6/11/11 12:03 pm
I rarely have gas and the smell isn't any different than I had before surgery.  I have spoken to a few people that say they have worse and more smelly than before surgery.  Probionics seems to help when that happens.

Proximal RNY Lap - 02/21/05

 9 years committed ~  100% EWL and Maintaining


on 6/11/11 12:04 pm
I think this may be related to the artificial sweetners people eat after surgery - aspartame gives me terrible, painful, stinky gas. I don't think the smell of gas is affected by the surgery itself, but its normal to be a bit gassy for a few weeks or months afterward.
Ashley K.
on 6/11/11 12:17 pm
I haven't had more gas than before surgery.  But, yes, now when I do have gas it does smell worse than it did before surgery.
on 6/11/11 12:23 pm
Revision on 10/08/10 with
oh yeah,

my gas has been horrible. The first few months was the worst.  I thought I was going to die at work!!

Most days it is okay now but there are still days where it stinks beyond stinks



Cheryl N.
on 6/11/11 12:39 pm - Des Moines, WA
Yikes, now i"m scared about that! But then it may be a good revenge for my dad after what he had done to me when I was younger.  Since I'm deaf, dad and his buddies knew I can't hear them farting, they would motion for me to come over to where they were and one whiff of their farting I would run screaming! and they'd laugh! Hmm! 

246 in Dec 2008 before banded 1/28/09 at 215 lbs, band crapped 9/09 at 170 lbs and struggled with it and regained to 203 revised to bypass on 8/1/11 and am very happy.


on 6/11/11 1:00 pm
 When I had more malabsorption and I was eating a lot of refined carbs my gas was deadly, seriously.  My kids would complain all the time.  My daughter always knew when I passed gas in the car and all the windows would be opened, even in the snow.  I had many embarrassing moments.
Since my malabsorption was reduced and I avoid all refined carbs I hardly have a problem unless I overdo on the sugar alcohols.
I would think it could be controlled by watching what you eat.

WLS 10/28/2002 Revision 7/23/2010

High Weight  (2002) 240 Revision Weight (2010) 220 Current Weight 115.

(deactivated member)
on 6/11/11 8:47 pm - NY
My poor family, just sayin..... FMAO (farting my ass off)
Mary B.
on 6/12/11 6:55 am - Southern, MD
Revision on 01/24/11 with
Yea, Ive noticed it. HOWEVER, only if Ive been eating too many 'white' foods (bread, crackers...) which I need to stay away from anyway. It is a good way of my body telling me to quit eating those. Otherwise, gas really isnt an issue at all.
    Banded Feb 23, 2009 / Revision to RNY Aug 25, 2010