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Hi there- i had my...
Hi there- i had my appendix taken out two months ago. I'm 40 years old and in good shape- 5'8, 135 pounds, feel fine-- BUT ever since this surgery i have noticed that i weight 145 -- you can't tell anywhere on my body-- just the scale-- and i have also noticed that there is a sloshing sound (for lack of better description) in my stomach quite a lot (after i drink water, etc. etc) that for sure rarely happened before but is now something that's there all the time. Any ideas what this could be? I recently was treated for breast cancer (mastectomy, chemo, radiation, reconstruction) but aside from that and this appendix thing-- have always been very healthy. Thanks in advance.
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Doctor: Dr. Gupta, Doctor replied 9 months ago
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Hi,

Could you give me some more information regarding your question -

- are you on any medicines at present?

- how is your digestion after surgery?

- do you have any exercise schedule?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
i am on tamoxifen and i think my digestion is good. I can't claim to be on a exercise schedule per say but i have a toddler and am pretty active- i do some yoga sporadically --- play basketball with kids. etc- nothing too extreme but i'm for sure pretty active
Doctor: Dr. Gupta, Doctor replied 9 months ago

Hi,

Sorry for the delay in reply.

Appendix is a small organ in body which not of much use. Removal of appendix does not cause a weight gain per say if your diet and activity are same as before surgery. On the other hand Tamoxifen can sometimes cause minor variation in weight - either gain or loss. Again, it is not a major side effect.

A five pound difference in weight should shed shed off with time, keeping the diet and activity level unaltered.

Hope this information is helpful

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Hi there I am sorry my question wasn't clear - it's nOt
weight gain that bothers me that was just detail- it's that I hear like a sloshing in my stomach nearly daily- like I can hear and feel fluids in stomach
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