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Persistant Diarrhea after Nissen Fundaplication

I had a Nissen Fundaplication surgury 14 months ago.  It resolved my GERD problem but I now have persistant Diarrhea and can not after 14 months put the weight I lost after surgery back on. I have recently had a Colonoscopy and Endoscopy with everything normal.  I had a test for lactose intolerance, Seliac, and everything is normal.  I have only had this problem sionce after the surgery.  Is there anything else to look for?  Any other people have this same issue after this procedure?

Regards,
Eric
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Have problem with dirreaha every three days or so.  It has only been 6 wks since surgery.  GERD is gone now to figure out the sideeffects.  
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Hi...I have not had this procedure, but wonder r u still on meds post surgery?.....sometimes the drugs and meds used during the surgery can affect us, but u would think after this amount of time it would have calmed down.
May I ask what does ur dr think?

"selma"
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Yes, I have constant diarrhea 6 months since surgery. Take a packet of Prevalite power each morning (disgusting taste) and that helps but the doctors have no idea if this will resolve in time or if it is permanent.
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Hi there,

I had the Nissen Fundo, 6 months ago.  I had the opposite:  constipation and no bowel movements for a few weeks post-op!  I figured it is the Barium that I had to drink that blocked me.  Some doctors do Barium and Bicarb soda and that brakes the Barium down - but the mission is your not allowed to burp (or can not burp) after the Nissen!

Following a liquid and then soft diet will definitely change your bowel movements and can cause diarrhea.  A lot of patients also develop IBS and I had that for about 3 months, but I am now completely recovered.

Be sure to take pro-biotics and if the diarrhea persists, you need to check your electrolytes via blood test and get extra vitamin supplements.

Hope it stops soon :)
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Had my surgery 3 1/2 months ago and so far, so good. I do have a lot of diarrhea too and have only gained 2 pounds. Actually lost one this past month during a check up when I thought I had been eating much more. Just goes through me so fast. I use to need laxative most of the time, but did bounce around some supposingly from IBS that I was told many years ago that I have. Hope you are doing well still. I see it has been years since you posted this. Let me know if you can.

Thanks,

GracieBea
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