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Jun 14, 2012 · Mystery Abdominal Distention in Digestive Health

No, I never went to Mayo. I went to Cleveland Clinic, which was useless. I did however get an answer to my distention. I found a new plastic surgeon in my area. What he found was that I had multiple hernias going straight down the abdominal wall and my abdominal muscles had split apart and were laying off to the side. I had surgery on Apr 13 and it pretty much corrected my issue.

I also happen to deal with slow gut motility stemming from my gastric bypass. That’s never going away and has to be controlled through my diet/medication. I still have minimal issues with distention that will probably never go away, but I no longer look pregnant at all times and knock on wood will never be in that state again.

Good luck with your appointment.


Feb 7, 2012 · Scar tissue surrounding organs in Digestive Health

I have had adhesions removed multiple times. I am 11 years post-op from gastric bypass and I will say that each time I am (and it’s true for anyone) operated on, my risk of adhesions increases. The only way to remove the scar tissue is through surgery so it’s a double edged sword.

Feb 7, 2012 · Mystery Abdominal Distention in Digestive Health

I have just about gone everywhere to try and find a diagnosis. I have been living with severe abdominal distention and pain for over a year now and no Dr. thus far has been able to tell me what’s wrong. I walk around looking at least 6 months pregnant at all time and this all began after I had some plastic surgery. I am an 11 year post-op gastric bypass patient. I have had everything under the sun ruled out so I know this isn’t Celiac Disease, a bacterial overgrowth, a lactose issue, a small bowel obstruction, etc. Does anyone have any insight as to what this may be? I am attaching a link to my blog which will tell you my story from the very beginning and in it’s entirety if you are so inclined to read it. http://jgirlatlaw.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/when-plastic-surgery-becomes-a-nightmare/

Thank You