Question: Is vomiting normal after weight loss surgery?
Answer: Vomiting can occur after weight loss surgery, but is not normal. If vomiting is a consistent pattern, please call Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians (RMAP) at (801) 268-3800. This is the same number you would call after hours as well. If the vomiting is a onetime episode, do as followed: Put your fork down, do not take another bite, and do not drink water for 30 minutes.
At that point, it is recommended to do a liquid diet, for about 1-3 days, varying on the severity of the episode. Write the culprit food down in a journal and it is best to avoid that food for a couple of weeks. As you reintroduce yourself to a regular diet, remember to chew very thoroughly and make sure the prepared food is moist.
Most common food culprits? Dry foods, including eggs and chicken breast. When eating these particular choices, take extra care: check moisture and chew each pea-sized bite 10-15 times.
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