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Excessive Saliva After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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The main reason for excessive saliva production after the gastric sleeve is feeling that something is “stuck.” It could also be because the food was too fibrous for your pouch to handle at this point post-op.

Fibrous Food Causing Excess Saliva Post Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • It may also be related to eating too big of a bite of food.
  • If you are already eating bites that are “dime” size or less, try cutting those bites in half.
  • Another reason for saliva production is eating too quickly. Remember to take no more than two bites per minute. If you are doing that, try reducing it to 1 bite per minute and chew, chew, chew.

This Post Addresses

  • Foamies after gastric sleeve
  • Excessive saliva problem
  • Excessive saliva and sweating

Updated on October 3, 2019

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  1. Good evening Just had the gastric sleeve done Last week on Aug 28 My Dr passed me to we’re i can start eating egg .. Why is it so painful to eat an egg or even a drink of water is so painful ? Is this Normal?

  2. Hi Lorena! Some people tolerate eggs just fine after surgery, and some can really struggle with them. Make sure you are not overcooking your eggs. The more dry and rubbery that the egg is, the more difficult it typically is to tolerate. If you are also struggling with water, my guess is that you are likely drinking too large of an amount at one time and possibly eating too large of a bite. For liquids, avoid taking a sip larger than 1/2 teaspoon or 2.5ml. For solid foods like the egg, take a bite no larger than that of a dime. You will also want to wait at least 30-60 seconds between bites of food initially after surgery. Remember that your pouch is brand new and will be extra sensitive the first couple of months. Eat similarly to how you would feed a baby. . . Very moist, soft, foods that are blended well and do not require any chewing. I hope that helps clear things up for you! -Katelyn (Registered Dietitian)

  3. I’ve had constant excessive saliva and foaming which is causing me to spit every two seconds. I’ve being to the hospital and was s checked for leakage which none was found. This has gone on for two weeks now. My surgeon can’t figure it out and help me out.

  4. How far out from your surgery are you Senitra? If you are less than 2 months from your surgery date, this will likely decrease with time. I have found that typically people that are early post op experience foaming because they are eating too quickly. . . remember to wait at least 30-60 seconds between bites for the first couple of months. Try some warm or cold water with lemon to sip on between meals.

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