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Suffering from Bile Reflux after MGB



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Hello,

I'm 1 year and 1 month out of Mini Gastric Bypass. Last week I've experienced the worst heartburn ever that I was almost certain I will vomit blood (I only vomited green bile). Rushed to the emergency and I was referred to endoscopy. The doctor found that my pouch was full of bile with a very small ulcer, everything else looked normal but a biopsy was taken and sent to pathology and currently waiting for the pathology report. Next step is to do PH manometry to check the PH value of the esophagus. I have also been complaining of excess weight loss and I'm still losing weight. The doctor did talk to me about the possible need of another surgery saying that bile reflux can cause cancer if left untreated. The options that I have is either to convert the surgery to RNY, the pros is that I will maintain my weight loss and can gain some weight back after few years, or, I can have a complete reversal and the cons is that I will most certainly gain my weight back and maybe more.. I came here hoping I can find some advise from people who have experienced something similar or know out of experience

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There was another individual who had this done & couldn't stop losing weight. She was searching desperately for surgeon to revise procedure but nobody wanted to do it as it isn't common in us I believe. I'm glad you have a dr working with you.

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Hi there I'm from England I had my mgb my surgery 3 yrs at the same time as removing g band it had caused a lot of upper stomach damage so I had to have mgb !!! I've lost 125 lbs and kept it off for 2yrs however I've had the worst experience of bile reflux since operation day 1 sleeping has been a nightmare eating a struggle pain panic and even chest infections from bile coming up in my throat at night and aspirating into my lungs twice !! about 6 weeks ago enough was enough I have lived on acid reflux medicine!! I went back to my amazing surgeon and he suggest moving the join further down so the acid was away from the stomach area !! It's called the Braun procedure (I think ) well I'm 5 a week in and not a bit of acid or heart burn or any pain or reflux !! I can now sleep on my back ect it's not a conversation to RnY as I had too much scare tissue at top of stomach to so that but it's worked !! I'm soooo pleased 😁 and hope this helps xxxxx justine

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