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Hi everyone. I had my r n y on May 22nd and was discharged the very next day. Everything was going well just the minimum pulling at the incision sites and soreness. About two weeks after surgery I woke up in the middle of the night with severe pain in my stomach and then began throwing up it scared me so bad because I was so worried about tearing something inside and my doctor is in San Antonio Texas miles away from here in Mississippi. I was just at the point of soft foods and was tolerating scrambled eggs and refried Beans and yogurt. But slowly I am now not able to tolerate anything but liquids. I get this ball feeling in my chest like something is stuck a rock and it sliding up and down and then shortly after that I start throwing up. It's not food it's a very thick mucus. I have developed a severe UTI and was prescribed an antibiotic in liquid form but I can't even keep that down. The doctor said there is narrowing at a certain point after the surgery where the stomach connects to the small intestines and he said within a week or two it should dilate itself. Has anyone else experienced this? I sure hope it goes away.

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11 minutes ago, Gigisugarsweet said:

Hi everyone. I had my r n y on May 22nd and was discharged the very next day. Everything was going well just the minimum pulling at the incision sites and soreness. About two weeks after surgery I woke up in the middle of the night with severe pain in my stomach and then began throwing up it scared me so bad because I was so worried about tearing something inside and my doctor is in San Antonio Texas miles away from here in Mississippi. I was just at the point of soft foods and was tolerating scrambled eggs and refried Beans and yogurt. But slowly I am now not able to tolerate anything but liquids. I get this ball feeling in my chest like something is stuck a rock and it sliding up and down and then shortly after that I start throwing up. It's not food it's a very thick mucus. I have developed a severe UTI and was prescribed an antibiotic in liquid form but I can't even keep that down. The doctor said there is narrowing at a certain point after the surgery where the stomach connects to the small intestines and he said within a week or two it should dilate itself. Has anyone else experienced this? I sure hope it goes away.

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Sorry for what you are experiencing. Your surgeon is in San Antonio Texas. Is there someone local that you can get a second opinion with?

Click here -Mississippi Bariatric Surgeons

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I will be seeing my pcp on Monday but if this doesn't get better the surgeon said they will get me in to see a gastro Dr here.

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I’m so sorry, good luck to you and I’m praying a dilation will occur and it is possible it might but, you need that appointment with a gastro and tests.. best of luck 💜

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I hope you get answers and feel better ASAP!

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sounds like a stricture. I had two of them - one at four weeks out and one at eight weeks out. And yes - they dilate them - it's an easy fix. You should feel better right away.

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I agree with catwoman7. I have had a stricture for months. I had the same symptoms. I've been dilated 4 times with a 5th one coming ip at the end of the month. Did you have RNY? It's a long road to recovery. But it is possible. You need to find a bariatric surgeon near you and get this diagnosed. They do an upper GI to diagnose a stricture. Keep us posted. And good luck!

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6 hours ago, Briswife15 said:

I agree with catwoman7. I have had a stricture for months. I had the same symptoms. I've been dilated 4 times with a 5th one coming ip at the end of the month. Did you have RNY? It's a long road to recovery. But it is possible. You need to find a bariatric surgeon near you and get this diagnosed. They do an upper GI to diagnose a stricture. Keep us posted. And good luck!

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oh wow - sorry you had such a rough time with it. USUALLY strictures are pretty minor and the fix is easy. I didn't have any further problems after the two dilations.

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Thanks. My surgeon said my stricture wad the worst he'd seen in 20 years of practice!

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Thanks everyone. This helps me a lot. I will post an update soon.

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