I had a nissan fundoplication on April 4 of this year. I am worse now than before. Nothing, absolutely nothing makes a difference in what I eat. I am on the toilet in less than 10 minutes with severe diarrhea. My stomach extends and there is terrible pain in my lower right side.
The surgeon is a jerk...I told my issues to him and all he said was"i fixed your GERD." I don't know what to do! What is going on? Did he damage my vagus nerve? I'm going to my GP and ask him to send my to a specialist in a good hospital so I can go on with my life...
I had a very positive result from a Nissen Fundoplication procedure. Have you had a followup Endoscopy to determine the condition of the surgically impacted area? Certainly, you need a second opinion. Keep us informed.
I had a Nissen Fundo done in Feb. 2012. I have always had problems with slow bowel movements/constipation and was in hospital again after I was discharged, due to bladder not working and constipation. I am young and have severe GERD damage (i.e. long segment of Barrets) and that is the only reason why I agreed to have the Nissen.
I never experienced heartburn before the operation, but at least now I should have a better chance of not getting fatal cancer.
I don't know what is the cause for your diarrhea, but some Specialists believe that you can develop IBS after the Nissen.
that sounds like dumping syndrome. i know it is a complication that people can get after a fundo---but I thought it eventually went away. It has been awhile since I was up on the possible complications of having a fundo. I have a 9 year old daughter that was born with a hiatal hernia. She had such severe reflux that she had to have a nissen fundo about a week before she turned 10 months old. She has never had any complications from her fundo. She cannot throw up, but she can burp.
I also have severe reflux and possible eosinophilic esophagitis---I have trouble swallowing---I've had my esophagus dilated 3 times and need it done again. I carried a set of twins almost 22 years ago---I am sure that is when I developed a haiatal hernia---since that is when my chest pain started. Our local surgeon told me years ago that it was just a matter of time before I would have to have surgery because I was so young and my symptoms were so bad. I refuse to take PPIs, so I end up sleeping in the recliner alot---we raised our bed so i could sleep in it--but the stupid sheets want to slide off!!
I am at the point that I want to have surgery. I did not remember the surgeon suggesting surgery years ago until I read my medical records---but I do remember him telling me that esophageal cancer was a bad way to go.
I had the TIF Transoral incisionless fundiplcation. And I too am in pain and have as much if not more heartburn/stomach pain than before. The first few months I was fine, but not any more. I don't recommend the surgery - I did at first. Am going to see my Gastroenterologist after the holidays. The surgeon only said, "Well. I can't do any more to help you."
Sometimes fennel seems to help the pain or anise. But for the most part, I hurt after I eat. - So sorry you are suffering in the same way. :(
Forgot to mention that I am taking Dicyclomine for the esophageal spasms and it seems to help. I want to try the Alkaline diet as they say that is what works for GERD. - Have you tried the "cure" juice? I bought a juicer - now I need to try the apple, raw potato and carrot juice to see if it really helps.
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