Liquid stage and dumping?

on 7/6/22 9:52 pm
RNY on 06/22/22

Good evening everyone,

I recently had surgery (rny), I'm still in the liquid stage. Although I'm struggling with In taking enough protein . However my concern is at times i get nausea and sick to my stomach and it's followed up with a visit to the restroom . Similar to dumping. However at this stage is this common? When all I'm drinking is protein shakes, soup, gateraid zero and crystal light? I appreciate any inside insight.

Thank you,


on 7/7/22 4:05 am
RNY on 02/14/18

You should talk to your medical team. A number of people here have mentioned having lactose issues after surgery so you could see if adjusting your protein shakes to something lower lactose helps.

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White Dove
on 7/7/22 6:29 am - Warren, OH

That is not dumping and Jen is correct that it sounds like lactose intolerance.

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H.A.L.A B.
on 7/7/22 10:49 am

Lactose or even dairy proteins intolerance can be a cause. And or - artificial sweeteners, or Sugar Alcohols.

SA - are "natural sweeteners" that can cause gastro-intestinal issues. They are often present in Sugar Free (SF) or Reduced sugar items.

Google list of typical SA.

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on 7/8/22 4:46 pm
VSG on 06/11/18

About the struggle to take in enough protein, that's quite normal. If you talk to your medical team (especially the dietitian), I believe they will clarify that it will be a while before you can reach your protein goals. At 30 days out, I was only getting about 30g of protein, and my dietitian said I was doing quite well.