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When can begin normal eating after pancreatic surgery?

John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
There is no way to predict how quickly your stomach will regain full function, and patients must undergo a trial-and-error process as they attempt to resume normal eating. In some cases, patients find they must make permanent changes to their diet in order to alleviate symptoms of diarrhea, gas, and stomach pain. In situations where gastric ileus persists, a temporary supplemental feeding tube can help to ensure the patient receives proper nutrients . 

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