Soft Stools 2 Years After Roux en Y Gastric Bypass


I had the Roux en Y gastric bypass done about 2 years ago. Since then my stool has changed. It is always very soft I also get diarrhea a lot. This past week I had cramping between my rib cage and also had very watery diarrhea.

The first four days the pain was not good (to give it a number of pain I would say a 7) After drinking water I would start cramping again. Eating made it difficult as well.

When I first had this done I read about the dumping (which I experienced). I though that it would stop since my portions of food intake are small, but I still dump and it’s been 2 years.

I contacted my doctor that did the Gastric bypass and he ordered several blood test to make sure it wasn’t gall bladder problems. All tests came back fine.

His concern now is that my intestines may be twisted which could be causing the pain and watery bowels. I will be having a CT Scan to check it out.

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So glad you went to your doctor

by: Yvonne McCarthy (Bariatric Girl)

I'm so glad you went to the doctor. You cannot imagine how many people have problems like this and try to get on the internet to figure out the problem. I hope you'll be getting the CT Scan very soon so they can find out what's going on. I'm almost 12 years out and if I ate the wrong thing or ate too fast or too much I would still dump. It can happen many years after surgery. Best of luck getting an answer so you can get it corrected!

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