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Weight gain after surgery

Mary Ledoux
on 1/14/12 4:41 am - Londonderry, NH
RNY on 01/10/12
 I have heard that there is weight gain right after gastric bypass surgery from all the gas they pumped into you.  What is the normal weight gain? and How long does it take before you lose it?  I had my gastric bypass on Tuesday and I gained 22 pounds!!! How much weight did you gain? How long before you were back to your pre-surgery weight?

Thanks ~Mary~

on 1/14/12 4:46 am
I didnt have that problem .Id call your Dr and see what your reason for weight gain is.

on 1/14/12 5:06 am
RNY on 12/22/08 with
 You didn't gain weight.
You gainned fluid and gas. It will go away. It's fine..don't panic.
Deb T.
Cicerogirl, The PhD

on 1/14/12 5:08 am - OH
There is no weight gain from gas (they eliminate the gas they use when the surgery is over, plus gas has no weight).  There is often "weight gain" because of all the IV fluids they give you in the hospital, however.  It can take anywhere from just a couple of days to a week (perhaps even more, I suppose, depending on your own body) to get rid of it.


 7 years out and maintaining 190 pounds lost!  

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on 1/14/12 5:47 am - ME
 I was up 14 pounds after surgery, they had to fill me with fluids at one point for dehydration.  It took about a week and a half to get flushed out, but I wasn't taking in as much fluids as I needed still until about that week and half mark.  
on 1/14/12 6:39 am
I gained 10# and lost it in the first week.
dori M.
on 1/14/12 6:43 am - MD
I gained about 16 pounds and lost it in about a week
on 1/14/12 8:15 am
RNY on 06/08/11 with
I gained 20 lbs. and lost it in a week.



on 1/14/12 9:05 am
You're OK. I gained 12 lbs and lost it in 8 days.

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(deactivated member)
on 1/14/12 11:40 am
 I gained 6 and lost it the first  2 days I was home..... But I was also walking like crazy.......
Michelle V.
on 1/14/12 12:29 pm - Livonia, MI
I am not sure how much weight I gained, but I was still 1/2 lb over my surgery weight at my 8 day checkup. The doctor said that was completely normal.
Mary Ledoux
on 1/15/12 12:08 am - Londonderry, NH
RNY on 01/10/12
 Thanks everyone!  It's nice to know I am not alone here....I was so discouraged when the scale said an increase of 22 pounds and that was even 3 days of no "eating" what so ever! Just the IV's cuz I "failed" my leak test due to being swollen.  After 24 hours later and 2 diff. sets of xrays did I get the OK to have water.

Thanks again for your answers!  Today I am down 8 pounds out of the 22 I gained! :)