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Special Diet after RPLND?

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    My husband was talking to someone today who knew someone who had the RPLND surgery and needed to be on a special no (or maybe low) fat diet after because he ballooned out to 300+ pounds. Has anyone heard of anything like this? The surgeon didn't say anything about any special diet to us.

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    I don't know about ballooning to 300 pounds, but I know from personal experience about ballooning from chylous ascites, collection of lymphatic fluid in the abdomen. The low-fat diet helps keep fluid production down and makes it a little easier for the system to heal. It's definitely a good idea for anybody having RPLND surgery.
    Scott, [email protected]
    right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

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