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    Default Newbie from Australia

    Hi,

    I will be getting the sleeve done on 28th Sept. Both excited and nervous - more nervous than excited I think. Iíve been doing a lot of reading online and have scared myself. Is the hair loss and constipation post op inevitable and severe?


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    Default Re: Newbie from Australia

    HI Pookyl, welcome to this wonderful forum and good luck with your surgery. My hair thinned a bit, but I don't know if it was from the surgery or from starting the menopause. I am just over 2 years out and my hair seems to be back to the way it was before. Regarding constipation, I think it will depend on how much yo drink and if you have ever had constipation problems before. I have always had problems with constipation and after the surgery it got so bad I had to have a fleet enema. I still suffer, but i don't put mine down to surgery as its a problem I had before. I don't think its a problem that should put you off or make you nervous. I was given some mild laxative to take if I had a problem. I am so please I had the surgery, I only wish i had had it years earlier. Best of luck.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Newbie from Australia

    I didn't have any air loss issues, but definitely had problems with constipation. Citrate magnesium took care of it and I only had to take it once. Good Luck with your surgery. Nervousness is natural. You will be fine!



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    Default Re: Newbie from Australia

    Hello and welcome.

    Totally normal to be nervous but try and focus on the excitement part more :-).

    I had a little hair loss - only noticeable by what was in the bathroom of a morning - couldn't notice by looking at my hair. After about 3 months it was back to normal. Constipation is an ongoing issue for me. Probably because I don't drink enough water - no matter how hard I try I can't get past about 1.5 litres a day. I take a laxative that is mixed water or juice every other day and this keeps it under control.

    A lot of people have no issues at all.

    The biggest plus of course is that you will lose weight and become a healthier/happier person :-)

    Good luck for the 28th.



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    Default Re: Newbie from Australia

    Thank you all for your warm welcome


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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newbie from Australia

    Welcome; I did have some hair loss (but more due to a second surgery) than the sleeve, and no constipation....everyone's different
    [I]HW: 240 lbs SW: 199 lbs GW: 140 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4 3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 M) = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00 2.5 YR = 139
    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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