We don’t think you will have all of these common complaints after gastric bypass surgery, but if you do, we want you to know how to fix them. It’s a good idea to write down anything strange that happens and what you did before and after it.
- If your diet stage allows for it, try to eat more fruits, vegetables, and grains that are whole.
2. If you are unable to increase the amount of fibre that you consume via your diet, you might consider taking a fibre supplement like Benefiber or Metamucil.
3. Increasing the amount of fibre in your diet should be done methodically and gradually. Beginning with a little quantity, such as one serving of a fibre supplement or one additional serving of food that contains fibre, is a good place to start. Maintain this dosage for one to two weeks before determining whether an increase is necessary.
If these suggestions do not work, or you vomit bright red or dark brown liquid, please call the PA line or your surgeon’s office.