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after gastric bypass,is it normal to have abnormally large stools every time?

By December 19, 2011 - 10:39am
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usually they are 8-14 inches long.4-6 inches around.they are difficult to expel.especially the ones over 10 inches.i take stool softener regularly.i use fiber powder supplements.i cut out the iron pills.besides my obvious physical discomfort,the plumbing issues are horrible & costly.

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Hi bxgirlinohio

Thank you for your post and I hope you are recovering well.

Your bowel movements are indeed large but to have b.m.'s that are 6 inches wide can really do you some harm.

Since you are now eating far less, your bowel movements should be a lot smaller. I am not sure where all this could be coming from but one concern is that none of the food you are eating is being digested and you are at great risk for malnutrition.

Please let your doctor know about this as soon as possible so that the situation can be examined and rectified.

Please let us know how it goes and good luck with everything,


December 19, 2011 - 12:29pm
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