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Dumping Syndrome
A group of symptoms that occur when the undigested contents of your stomach move too rapidly into your small intestine. Common symptoms include abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Occurs most frequently in patients who have had gastric bypass surgery.
Duodenum
The first 12 inches of small intestine located immediately below the stomach. Bile and pancreatic fluids flow into the duodenum from the liver and pancreas.
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