Group of symptoms that is a complication of surgical removal of all or part of the stomach. Often experienced 1 to 6 months after surgery. It becomes a serious problem in 1 to 2% of all patients. Symptoms include weakness, faintness, decreased blood pressure, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, sweating and anxiety.
Side-effect of bariatric procedures in which food is prematurely released from stomach into the small intestine; causes nausea and vomiting.
This occurs to gastric bypass patients after eating sweets or carbohydrates. They may feel queasy and sweaty, and may suffer from diarrhea afterward. This is an intentional side-effect of the operation which has been called the "postop police officer," since it discourages sweet eating, and encourages weight loss.