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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is malnutrition after gastrointestinal surgery?

Malnutrition after gastrointestinal surgery refers to insufficient intake of calories or important nutrients required for health after surgery. This could be due to inability to eat post-surgery, increased stress and energy needs of the body, and/or confusion, anxiety or depression after the surgery. Malnourishment can reduce mobility and delay recovery.

Symptoms of malnutrition after gastrointestinal surgery

  • History of stomach surgery

  • History of surgery to remove part of the intestines

  • Diarrhea

  • Greasy stools that float, associated with problems with digestion

  • History of gallbladder removal

Questions your doctor may ask to check for malnutrition after gastrointestinal surgery

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose malnutrition after gastrointestinal surgery

  • Have you had surgery to remove part of the stomach? (Gastric resection surgery)

  • Have you ever had bowel surgery?

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

  • Do you have greasy and smelly stools?

  • Have you ever had gallbladder removal surgery?

Treatment for malnutrition after gastrointestinal surgery

Nutrition supplementation is available in the fom of pills or can be provided via a feeding tube or via intravenous (IV) line. Dietary changes are required as well.

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