Swallowing issues 1 year after Hiatal hernia surgery & Lap Nissen.

Posted by faithann64 @faithann64, Apr 29, 2020

So I made a trip to the ER a couple days ago because of severe cramping and problems swallowing ! 1 year ago I had Hiatal hernia surgery and Nissen Fundoplication, Have had on and off problems since the surgery. Last couple months the abdominal pain and swallowing been getting worse ! I double over in pain and even sips of water is difficult ! The hospital did an ex ray chest and CT scan of my stomach but couldn’t say really what was causing so much pain ? I have pain from throat to stomach, Even swallowing anything is painful. Abdominal pain all the time ! And yes diarrhea, ugh..And ridiculous amount of gas .. My surgeon like I said in a prior post is trying to get me in for an upper endoscopy to check my esophagus ? Has anyone had issues later on after this kind of surgery ? Thank You. ( Male , 56 years young )

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So my CT scan shows my Hernia is back ! Ugh . Still waiting on Upper Endoscopy.

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I’m having heartburn still two months after my nissen fundoplication. My dysphagia problem still there because I got 360 wrap. it’s not as bad as it was in the first two months , it’s starting to show improvement in the last couple days where I don’t need to drink water as much while I’m eating but, I still have a ways to go. I read that post operatively it takes about three months for symptoms to really resolve I’m praying that that’s true because my heartburn was just bad before I went in and now it feels like it didn’t help at all. I had Hiatal hernia 2 cm, some Barrett’s esophagus and gastritis from what the endoscopy revealed and I had my Nissan fundoplication on February 26, 2020 so it’s still fresh. I hope you get better I feel your pain and agony I know it’s it’s very frustrating and messes with our quality of life it’s unfortunate I’ll pray us both.

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Welcome to Connect @faithincrisis. Sorry that you are still experiencing issues, but I am glad that they are beginning to clear up. I know @marianna1968jt had her Nissen Fundoplication in January. It sounds as though this surgery is causing a lot of problems for people. What is your biggest hurdle right now?

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@faithann64

So my CT scan shows my Hernia is back ! Ugh . Still waiting on Upper Endoscopy.

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@faithann64 I am so sorry to hear of the return of the hernia. I hope you are able to find some help.

Have you considered a second opinion at a Mayo facility or another multi-disciplinary medical center (like a university medical school)?

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My scans are normal except for a small stable lesion on my pancreas and extra air. The pain in my left side is off and on but always sore. If I eat 3 regular meals, not big portions, my left shoulder throbs and so does my left side. That's the hurdle trying to overcome. No heartburn.

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Hi @faithann64, I would love to know if you have any updates since we last spoke. Are your symptoms still consistent?

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@faithincrisis

I’m having heartburn still two months after my nissen fundoplication. My dysphagia problem still there because I got 360 wrap. it’s not as bad as it was in the first two months , it’s starting to show improvement in the last couple days where I don’t need to drink water as much while I’m eating but, I still have a ways to go. I read that post operatively it takes about three months for symptoms to really resolve I’m praying that that’s true because my heartburn was just bad before I went in and now it feels like it didn’t help at all. I had Hiatal hernia 2 cm, some Barrett’s esophagus and gastritis from what the endoscopy revealed and I had my Nissan fundoplication on February 26, 2020 so it’s still fresh. I hope you get better I feel your pain and agony I know it’s it’s very frustrating and messes with our quality of life it’s unfortunate I’ll pray us both.

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After 1 year I haven't really had heartburn ?? My problem is problems swallowing and constant abdominal pains with diarrhea .Ugh. Hopefully after tomorrow's upper endoscopy my surgeon can find out what's going on ? Prayers to you …

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Hi @faithann64, I would love to know if you have any updates since we last spoke. Are your symptoms still consistent?

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Will find out tomorrow 5/08/20. Having upper endoscopy . Hopefully will find out for sure whats going on . And yes symptoms still consistent !

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Will find out tomorrow 5/08/20. Having upper endoscopy . Hopefully will find out for sure whats going on . And yes symptoms still consistent !

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Sending good vibes and prayers your way! Let us know the outcome.

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@faithincrisis

I’m having heartburn still two months after my nissen fundoplication. My dysphagia problem still there because I got 360 wrap. it’s not as bad as it was in the first two months , it’s starting to show improvement in the last couple days where I don’t need to drink water as much while I’m eating but, I still have a ways to go. I read that post operatively it takes about three months for symptoms to really resolve I’m praying that that’s true because my heartburn was just bad before I went in and now it feels like it didn’t help at all. I had Hiatal hernia 2 cm, some Barrett’s esophagus and gastritis from what the endoscopy revealed and I had my Nissan fundoplication on February 26, 2020 so it’s still fresh. I hope you get better I feel your pain and agony I know it’s it’s very frustrating and messes with our quality of life it’s unfortunate I’ll pray us both.

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It almost sounds like you had a failed nissen fundoplication ??? You shouldn't be feeling any heartburn ??? My surgeon suggested to me not to drink 1/2 hour before and after eating ?? I had both ( Nissen Fundoplication & And Wrap ) I haven't had any heartburn but allot of other problems !! Definitely contact you surgeon . Hope all works out for you, definitely no easy road !

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