What should I expect after treatment for dumping syndrome?

For many people, dumping syndrome improves over time. Improvement is especially likely with dietary changes like those listed above.

The medications used to treat dumping syndrome, including octreotide acetate, may cause side effects. These include:

  • Low blood glucose (hypoglycemia)
  • Gallstones
  • Fatty, foul-smelling feces (stool)
  • Pain at the injection site

When should I call my doctor?

If you have a history of gastric surgery, and you experience the symptoms of dumping syndrome, contact your doctor. He or she can evaluate and diagnose you based on your unique medical history, symptoms, and additional testing.

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