Author Topic: Weight gain immediatly after surgery  (Read 2556 times)

Offline cheynerover

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Is it normal to be 5 to 10 lbs heavier 3 days after surgery. Is it from the water and bloating? I have not had a bowel movement either since the pain pills?

Offline unsure101

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maybe the pain meds are clogging you up.

I didnt gain any weight, nor did my friend who had this done also.

Offline helpmeplease

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i gained 5 pounds after my surgery. I wouldnt worry about it

Offline Mubs

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They pump saline in during surgery (at least in my case), so that's probably the cause.

Offline Dr. Elliot Jacobs

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There are many physiologic factors involved here, but bottom line is that the body retains water after surgery, which results in apparent weight gain.  This is a normal bodily reaction.  OVer the next few days, the excess water will be eliminated and your weight will return to normal.

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Offline Bman41

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I gained like 10 lbs after rotator cuff surgery last summer, took about week to get it lost.  I was tripping, I didn't want it! 

It came within 2 weeks.  Pain meds plug you up in a hurry...


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