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Weight Loss

03/02/2010

Question:

I had a partial gastrectomy 50 years ago and lost almost 40 lbs. Had weighed 160. Last few years weight has been falling and now down close to 100 lbs. (height 5`9". What can be done. I seem to get very little nutrition from my food and I do generally eat quite well? I feel weekness much of the time

Answer:

Weight loss after stomach surgery is common.  There can be different reasons for this.  You should see your primary physician and gastroenterologist for a physical evaluation and laboratory work-up. 

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Response by:

Lisa  Martin Hawver, MD Lisa Martin Hawver, MD
Formerly Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
No longer associated