Dumping syndrome, also known as gastric dumping syndrome and rapid gastric emptying, is a rare disorder that usually affects people who have had gastric bypass surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is a surgery that is used to help people lose weight. During the surgery, the stomach is made smaller so that the person feels full after eating a small amount of food. However, sometimes after surgery people may experience dumping syndrome. Dumping syndrome is a condition where food goes from the stomach to the small intestine (another organ used in digestion) too quickly. All the food entering the small intestine at once causes water to enter the small intestine, causing it to expand quickly. This causes the person a great amount of pain and discomfort. There are two forms of dumping syndrome, ‘early’ dumping and ‘late’ dumping. ‘Early’ dumping usually begins 15-30 minutes after eating and includes symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, bloating, cramping, diarrhea, dizziness, and fatigue. Symptoms of ‘late’ dumping happen 3-4 hours after eating and include weakness, sweating, and dizziness. Treatment for dumping syndrome includes eating smaller meals throughout the day rather than 3 large meals, drinking water between meals rather than with meals, and monitoring your diet. Talk with your doctor to find the best treatment if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dumping syndrome.