I'm guessing the cough is being caused by acid reflux and not asthma. The esophagus gets irritated by the acid, gets raw and causing coughing. I had that especially at night.
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I had problems with my digestive system since I was about 13 years old. It took 45 years to find a doctor that fully listened and figured out what was wrong. I had times when I would be in what I call remission and felt great but then the problems would come back. Doctors kept brushing it under the rug and telling they couldn't find anything wrong. Then when I started getting acid into my lungs and ENT doctor took it serious and sent me to a doctor that supposedly could fix me. That is when I had the Nissen Fundoplication with a hernia repair. That, unfortunately, wasnt the fix. It worked for 6 months before I started getting acid in my lungs again. That is the doctor that told me my hernia wasn't bad enough to have fixed. He didn't give me options so I did some searching and found a great doctor that found what was wrong. Now I'm starting to do well again. If the doctor you're seeing isn't listening find another that will. I'm in western NY, where are you located?
Before my last surgery they told me the same thing, that the hernia was so small it wasn't a problem. But when they got in there they said 25% of my stomach was up through the diaphragm. The doctor said the imaging is only a guide and don't always truly show how bad it can be. They told me standing or lying down, having your stomach full or empty, can change the hernia. I would get other opinions. Be persistent and really let them know how you feel.
I'm not a doctor and don't pretend to be but have you had a CT scan done? Could you possibly have a hernia? My doctor told me also that a fundoplication can come loose and reflux can occur again. Mayo Clinic I am told is the best but is so hard for many of us to get there. Do some research on other doctors. Don't be afraid to get another opinion. It took me getting several other opinions before I found the help I needed. Good luck to you.
I did a lot of research online, Google searches, and read a lot of articles and looked up the doctors mentioned. To talk to the doctor you have to make an appointment with them. I visited 3 doctors before I decided who was the best fit for me, the one I felt most comfortable with, and the one that I felt had the most knowledge concerning my case. In my case I gathered all the test results I had done pre and post fundoplication surgery and sent to the doctors ahead of time so they could review before I got there. I tried to go to the Mayo Clinic but my insurance didn't cover out of network. I was fortunate to find a doctor close by, about an hour away, that had extensive experience with digestive surgery.
I've been where you are now. I had a failed fundoplication procedure. After 6 months the acid reflux was back and within a year acid back into my lungs. The doctor that did the procedure didn't give me other options. I did a lot of research starting with the Linx website and checked the background of doctors that did that. I was lucky I found a doctor that has 35 years experience in digestive surgery. I had more tests and was not a candidate for Linx but gave me the option of a partial gastrectomy (80% removal) with a roux en y. That was done in March and I'm acid reflux free. It's a big diet change but I feel much better. Do your research and don't take nothing is wrong as an answer. You'll find the right doctor. Hope all goes well
I was told you can have Linx done as long as you fit the criteria. I too had a failed fundoplication procedure. After 6 months I had acid coming back up and a year later I was again having acid getting back into my lungs. The doctor that did the fundoplication surgery didn't give me much hope. I did a lot of research and looked on the Linx website and luckily found a doctor that has 35 years experience with digestive surgery. I wasn't a candidate for the Linx but he gave me the option of having a partial gastrectomy (80% removal) with a roux en y. That was in March and I'm reflux free. I feel better than I have in a long time. It took a big change in diet but it's been worth it. I wish you the best. Do your research on the doctors. You'll find the right one
Tue, Nov 5 6:26pm · Post-cholecystectomy or gallbladder removal surgery in Digestive Health
I had the nausea and uneasy digestion for about 6 months after the surgery. Take it slow and easy, you'll get there.