noun[mass noun] Medicine
A group of symptoms, including weakness, abdominal discomfort, and sometimes abnormally rapid bowel evacuation, occurring after meals in some patients who have undergone gastric surgery.
- The patient may experience dumping syndrome as a result of food being advanced rapidly into the jejunum.
- A dumping syndrome also may occur with gastric bypass, which includes symptoms of flushing, abdominal pain, and diarrhea after rapid emptying of food into the jejunum.
- Patients who choose this procedure generally are very happy with it because the larger meal size is important to them and the absence of dumping syndrome also is relevant.
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