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Hello again,

Just wondering if any has had these test so soon after surgery? Im three weeks post op and have severe reflux. Surgeon ordered them today. Now I getting worried.

Thanks,

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3 weeks post op with reflux isn’t abnormal. Are you on a PPI? The EGD is easy but seems a bit premature. I’ve had a bunch since surgery august 2017 but I have severe complications

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The doctors are sure why I have it so severe so soon. They just switched my acid reflux meds, I believe to a PPI. Seams a bit better today.

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I developed a rare case of severe reflux- I had reflux prior to sleeve. When I had my sleeve my symptoms improved for a couple of months about 6 months ago they got so bad I was producing acid while I was sleeping. Because of the medication I was on I wasn't able to wake up. Once we got the EDG results, I had severe inflammation due to the reflux to my esophagus, and because of that it cause a restriction where my esophagus and stomach meet, it made it hard for me to eat. Within a week I was approved for bypass, I will be 2 weeks post op tomorrow. And have been reflux free.

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On 03/17/2019 at 09:18, Mj77803 said:

I developed a rare case of severe reflux- I had reflux prior to sleeve. When I had my sleeve my symptoms improved for a couple of months about 6 months ago they got so bad I was producing acid while I was sleeping. Because of the medication I was on I wasn't able to wake up. Once we got the EDG results, I had severe inflammation due to the reflux to my esophagus, and because of that it cause a restriction where my esophagus and stomach meet, it made it hard for me to eat. Within a week I was approved for bypass, I will be 2 weeks post op tomorrow. And have been reflux free.
It’s great to hear you’re reflux free. Mine is incredibly awful. Original sleeve surgeon basically keeps telling me to suffer so I’ve gone to another surgeon and will get bypass April 4. I just pray I’m in his 90% of patients whose GERD is cured.

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19 hours ago, Mj77803 said:

I developed a rare case of severe reflux- I had reflux prior to sleeve. When I had my sleeve my symptoms improved for a couple of months about 6 months ago they got so bad I was producing acid while I was sleeping. Because of the medication I was on I wasn't able to wake up. Once we got the EDG results, I had severe inflammation due to the reflux to my esophagus, and because of that it cause a restriction where my esophagus and stomach meet, it made it hard for me to eat. Within a week I was approved for bypass, I will be 2 weeks post op tomorrow. And have been reflux free.

How long did you have the sleeve for before getting bypass?

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I had my sleeve in oct 2017. I started with issues about June maybe. July/aug it got worse. Had I known I could have went this route I wouldn't have waited so long.

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