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Gastric Bypass Patient Gets Hiccups After Eating

by Tim
(Jacksons Point, Ontario, Canada)


My wife had gastric bypass surgery and now gets hiccups after eating.

Why is this happening?

Is there any way to prevent it?

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by: Michelle

You said in an earlier comment the you hiccup because of eating to much or to fast. I have had the lap band for a year and I get the hiccups especially in the mornings and I haven’t eaten anything yet. Only drank Coffee and a little bit of water. I do hiccup if I eat to fast or much as well but why would I get the hiccup before hand?

Re: Gastric Bypass Patient Gets Hiccups after Eating

by: Dr. Alberto Aceves

HI Tim,

Hiccups after weight loss surgery is usually a sign that patients have overeaten or have eaten too fast.

It can be prevented by eating a bit slower than she is eating right now and checking the quantities and reducing it a bit until she finds the right amount for her.

Slowing down will help her avoid gulping air while she eats or drinks.

Dr. Alberto Aceves

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