I’m 33 and want weight loss surgery and I’m about 80 pounds overweight. I either want gastric sleeve or gastric bypass. My concern is I have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and I’m scared that modifications to my body and organs will make my digestion even worse.
I know that gastric sleeve removes part of your stomach and you need to supplement with vitamins and minerals the rest of your life. I currently take fiber for my diarrhea, so will I need to take more fiber now if my body isn’t absorbing nutrients? I read someone even got IBS after gastric sleeve… can gastric sleeve cause IBS?
If I already have IBS, is gastric sleeve too risky for me? I’d honestly prefer to get this procedure because my friend had good results and I read the weight loss results are better, but I don’t want my IBS to get worse.
Another question – it might sound ridiculous – does gastric bypass cure IBS? I’ve read enough people say that their gastric bypass made IBS a non-issue. What is happening here? If I already have IBS, should I just get the bypass over the sleeve?
Roxanne the Lioness